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



Image courtesy of Антон Дмитриев.

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