/ by Nikki Dee

This unspoken caste system that decides who feels
comfortable walking home along at night.
Who feels safe in any space, who feels safe
surrounded by strangers, whose words
are the ones taken for granted, taken as fact.
Whose comfort is accepted and necessary,
whose leadership is welcome and expected and heeded.

Don’t you dare point your gnarled, swollen fingers at nature,
Don’t you dare lean on nature as your excuse,
as to why your gender is worthy.
Mother Nature is a woman,
(and she has had enough of your shit).