warrior

CW: mentions of death, sexism

they call these streets a war

but it’s one we are losing

every beat of our heart is silenced

under cat calls and sirens

.

we are just trying to walk

but we are called warrior

frontline soldiers who never signed up

to fight a war with keys

.

they’ll welcome us home in body bags

instagram hashtags and eulogies

in barbed wire newspapers that say

we knew better than to walk into battle

alone

.

Image courtesy of Антон Дмитриев.

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