Girls Like Us

Words: Alicia Brittle
Featured image: Augusto B. M



Girls like us
have flowers and trees inside us,
belonging to a world more beautiful
than the one yet to catch up.

Girls like us
are told we need fixing,
then made to feel dependent
in the process of repair.

Girls like us
get to know our worth,
and once familiar
belong entirely to ourselves.

Girls like us
grow tired of your bullshit,
and can say no
whenever we please.