To All The Boys

By Ryann Drue, TIWP Student

I wish I could take back all the times I apologized
to all the boys who were never there.
All the times their self-indulgence
became more victorious than their self-restraint.
All the times their selfishness
replaced any sense of selflessness.
All the times my trust was no longer valid or acknowledged.
All of these times I stood under their masculine microscope,
apologizing for their own wrongs.
If I could take back all of the times
I apologized for their toxic self-interest,
I f*cking would.

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