child

it’s saddening to see that
time and time again
females fall victim to modelling the standards
and behaviours that society has foolishly inked
as necessary to find a male partner
of which
does nothing but slowly burn a hole in their souls
and feed toxic masculinity

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Fair

It’s never fair.
The girl playing
tag across the street.
The boy trying
to save his
friend from trouble.

The unfinished letters.
The unspoken promises:
broken, shattered, destroyed.

It’s just never
fair.