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



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