Me? No, Never

Me? No, never.
That’s the honest truth.
No man has disrespected
me or my worth.

I’ve seen it happen though,
to others
and I’ve realized one thing:

it matters not the sex
doing the disrespecting.

I’ve seen women cut men down
and I’ve seen men bleed women dry.
I’ve seen women cut women
and I’ve seen men watch other men die.

It’s not a battle of the sexes,
but a battle for our souls
as people disrespect people
and carry on like trolls.

I don’t mean to downplay
the abuses we discuss,
but the damage if far greater
than just them vs. us.

The problem isn’t men
and the problem isn’t women.
The problem is society
and its utter lack of humanity.

Me? No, never.
And I’ll never let it be.
And if you find you need a hand,
you can always count on me.

© Autumn Siders 2017