pussy hats colored cities across the U.S.
yet 53% thought the oppressor could only
oppress those who were already at the bottom.
consumed with boredom
to truly believe in a woman’s worth
or pay attention to a woman’s plight
until the woman lost
until the 53%’s rights,
well-beings were at risk
until oppression could equally have its way
appointing people to reverse progress.
53% burns a hole in my mind
won’t wear no pussy hat
it don’t fit
I voted my truth
took my stand
didn’t wait until now to want equality for all
even the 53% who didn’t feel the same for me.