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i’m too afraid
& not nearly gentle enough for the common man
i’m too passive with my needs,
& too aggressive with my wants,
i’m bitter too

sometimes im too quiet,
and others i’m too loquacious
balance isn’t my thing y e t

i know all these things
and am changing,
learning to use my female divinity for all that I pursue.

e s p e c i a l l y you.

Lauren FlaniganComment