loose woman song by Magi Gibson

Don’t break my toes and bind my feet

to mark my femininity –

I’d rather have feet big enough

to kick against such sad misogyny.


Don’t truss me in a bible-belt

of narrow-minded chastity.

Don’t lace me in a corset

of dutiful conformity.


Don’t weigh me down with golden rings,

don’t chain me to the kitchen sink

for I’ve a brain that needs to think –

so keep your drudgery.


Don’t make me wear my hair tied tight

but let its wildness flow.

Don’t veil my face, don’t hide my light,

my fire, my spark, my glow.


Don’t hem me in with prejudice

but let me breathe and grow

strong and graceful

as a swan, wise

as the moon.

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