Femme Protection
I don't dance much

but when I do,

I am among other femmes and non-men


It is the closest I can feel to existing

safely

with a freed state of mind


My dance floor 

is the privacy of my collective

as their eyes and bodies form shields around me

blocking any toxic "Aye how's it goin ma"s

from my rear view


In my near view

however

I see my loved ones grow tired

For they must also fight 

until they are no longer seen

as desirable or available to men 

who attempt to claim us


You can see their dark circles sink

all while still maintaining their own circle of protection

for me

and others like us


'Cause at the end of the day

ain't nobody got us

like us