10 reasons Why

for
too long
has the
female body
been
conditioned
to mute
and edit
itself
for the
male gaze
.

for instance,
it is
unlady-like
to admit
releasing
in all forms

from traditionally
imposed pressures

1.farting/shitting/menstruating
2.burping,
3.being angry,
4.speaking up
for oneself,
5.really,
asserting
any action
upon
another
[unless
it is
to be
fetishized
by/for
male eyes],
6.growing
body hair,
7.shamelessly
having sex
for ones
own pleasure,
8.moaning
naturally
-NOT
in the way
performed
during
mainstream
porn,
9.leaving
a mess,
10.not
dressing up
ones body.

this shit
list
is as long
as the
systemic mouth
that continues
to feed
it’s dreadful
ideological
body,”

I thought
as I
-slipped
into my
bathwater

letting out
a gutteral
sigh
of pleasure

for
no one
but, myself.