Stand free they say from their Ivory Tower.
but not too loud.
We will tell you what volume is acceptable.
Do you speak Mexican?
Your skirt is so short, you must want some attention?
Words spoken from a plantation mansion,
still echo in the current White House it seems.
Ignorance and privilege wrapped in a navy blue business suit.
Knowing what is best for people who are different from their bland white bread.
And yet never tasting the flavors of chipotle,
Just salt and pepper please,
Why are you raising your voice?
Does my intelligence upset you?
Will you educate, placate, dominate and subjucate until I’m too weary to stand?
Because I am a woman,
and a friend.
While you are golfing, I am reading.
While your wine chills, we are organizing.
While you are playing the stock market,
we are lifting up difference –
because it is beautiful.
So, no thank you for your patriarchal oppression,
your judgement and your hate.
Your cages no longer apply to me,
because I am a woman.
cooking with all of the spices,
and I am standing free.