Colonizers, Trespassers, and Superiors… Oh My!

“You’re so interesting/mysterious/hard to know”

Men seem obsessed to crack my shell

“Let me get to know you/buy you a drink/come over/watch a movie with you”

Translation: “Let me unravel you/claim you/own you”

When you refuse their colonization, they fight back

Verbal versions of Cortez destroying the Aztecs

“G-d, what a fucking tease”

“She used me, man!”

“What a fucking slut”

“Never trust a bitch”

“Lesbian!”

If you allow the trespassing

The offenders insist on their superiority

You let them in because they are the Greatest

And the Greatest do not make mistakes

“What am I supposed to do with you looking like that?”

“I didn’t make you upset”

It’s the barbarians

The women are lustful

“Get those eyes out of here”

Manipulative

“Look what you do to me”

How can we call this rape culture

Culture

Noun

“The customs, arts, social institutions, and achievements of a particular nation, people, or other social group”

There has to be another word

Otherwise we are accepting maltreatment

As normal and common

 

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world

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