Feminism Because It Sounds Nice

Updated: Jun 22, 2020

Feminism Because it Sounds Nice

Used my brother’s bodies

Like brown tree stumps

On which to stand.

Like their color was your platform.

And when you

And Mott

And Stanton

And all the other suffragettes

With hand painted portraits

And lifetime biopics

And artificial critical acclaim

On bull shit ideologies

Like Republican Motherhood

Gathered upstate

You summoned Isabella Baumfree

‘Cuz her new name sounded nice.

(like a gold token)

And when

She told you

That you used her brothers

For your own advances

Because it sounded nice