Are you Reading This?

“you’d look great with a breast augmentation”

he mentions over coffee

 

“that way, you could actually”

“y’know”

“give me a proper tit job”

he mentions

one eyebrow raised

 

as though

because they’re a couple

he deserves

some kind of a claim

on her body

something that’s his.

 

it’s hard not to make this poem

all about him

but rather

about

how her body

is reduced

to a series of comparisons

to another woman’s body

 

as though

her body could be modified

like a car

personalised

to his tastes

 

never mind

the cost

or the risk

or the hours of after care

required.

 

wait, i’m sorry

are you reading this

man-in-the-poem?

 

 

this is for you.

 

her body

her choice

her body

her choice

her body

her choice

it’s

n     o    t

your

c    h   o  i  c   e

 

 

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