“What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split apart.”
My words yearn to be spoken,
and my ring yearns to shine,
but the others before me
cause me to hesitate:
who received news of her termination
on her wedding day.
who had the courage to be herself
to a room full of colleagues and friends.
who simply decided to spend
the rest of his life with his love.
who actually believed
in supporting equality and justice for all.
If they all share their voice,
after years of sharing their knowledge,
and are left in the dark to rot,
where does that leave me?
In the dirt, with their stories by my side,
habitually starting from scratch,
and knowing my voice
will never be afraid to be heard.