Got this blast this morning from The NY Times.
Guess Mr. Orr doesn’t include poems from TEDx Talks on his list of best poetry for 2018 because my poem was peculiarly missing. (Please read that as an effort toward humor.)
But really, in honor of World Poetry Day, and to refresh minds about the gravity of sexual assault….. I repeat it here:
My body’s not a token, not a prize.
Don’t defile me with coercion, force, or lies.
My body’s not yours to take; it’s mine to give.
My body’s not your entitlement; it’s where I live!
Don’t think consent’s a privilege; it’s a must,
No matter how intensely you feel lust.
F-G-K-I-A, Keep your rape mentality away.
F-G-K-I-A, Sign it into law today,
Freely Given, Knowledgeable and Informed Agreement!
Watch my TEDx Talk and call your legislator. Use your voice to make the world a safer place!