Girl
Got angry
Is angry
Celebrates life
Wants to go running
Through the streets
Yelling

Doesn’t go
Afraid you’ll think
It’s a woman needing help
But you never call the police anyhow
Even when she’s being raped

Girl stays inside
Waiting for the day of salvation
Knows it’s only in her
But still

I don’t go running
Through the streets
Afraid of what’s out there
In the dark of the night
The moonlit night is my salvation
I stay inside

Girl
Wants to dance
Dance around on the moonbeam
Dance laugh yell outside
Like the witch
Flying across the moon
Cackling on her broomstick
Intended for domestic use

Cackling cackling
Laughing lauching
Rejoicing in her freedom
You’d shoot her down
You’d shoot her all down

So I stay inside

@1994 by Loolwa Khazzoom. All rights reserved. No portion of this article may be copied without author’s permission.