June 26, 2017

Poetry: “Empathy”


Take a stroll in my stilettos
To see for yourself
How stilted
The situation becomes
When whispers of, “Slut!”
Infiltrate your self-image
Until you begin to believe in
Forced martyrdom

But remember —
You are not a victim.

“Empathy” © Jane Bled 2016


She wasn’t asking for it. Neither was I.