Inspired by Reena’s Exploration Challenge #237 – Zeitgeist
& Eugenia’s Weekly Prompt – Opalescence

the zeitgeist of the 70s
shimmering opalescence
of hope
springing forth
what we thought

powerful crusty men
attempt to dim our light
by deciding our future
i ache with a desire to fight
for and with my sisters

never in my lifetime
had i thought we’d be subjected
to this orchestrated control
forced upon us
our bodies
once again not our own

Still Fighting

the daily battles
etch a sheen on my armor
as rights are ignored

the feminine they try to oppress
but nothing will hurl us back in time
our sharp tongues wound and silence our oppressors

like a moth to a flame, we’ll seduce them
the fabric of society will not fray 
when women are truly free

no more having to put our lives on the line
each of us seeks autonomy
history in the making is streaming

Keep It Going

the evolved attitude of those beyond the norm
say NO MORE to “keep it heteronormative
what they’ve heard “feels more right,” is wrong

what they know
it’s bullshit, on its face
a huge split from conformity

talking about it, living their truth
adds kerosene to a fire
started by non-conformists

but it deserves support

*My family, with the help of prompt words, inspired me to write this piece. Thank you, loves!