trust women

trust women
because we know when to push
& when to pause

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trust women
because love & light are not an option
when there’s so much burning at the stake

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trust women
because every day is the first day
every birth the first birth
every victory the first victory
the salvation of laughter
inseparable from the battles we wage

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trust women
because our memories are as long
as the dusky shadows our children chase

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trust women
because our bodies contain the dna
of foresight & afterthought & moments
between

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trust women
because our friendships form such a tight weave
you’ll be safe against the bracing chill

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trust women
because women know when to fight
when to fold
when to write a love letter to a terrorist

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trust women
join us or move aside
for we have a revolution to tend to
for we are the fire stokers
& the water bearers
& the soothsayers
& the truth tellers.

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trust.

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International Women’s Day. Every damn day.

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