Some men shoot deer for the sake of shaking the silence in the air.
Some men change course and shoot their hate into a woman’s dignity,
these are the men who believe in entitlement to a woman’s body
because there are laws and beliefs set in place
that question her worth and control
that question her sanity and goodness.
Some men like to play God but instead become
drunken puppeteers with fingers that itch
and can trip a grounded woman over,
men like this have bellies full of pebbles
that pull at a woman’s gravity,
forcing her to descend from her pedestal of self-respect.