I leave you because you do not understand.
You do not understand my worth.
Nor my strength.
Nor my power.

I march in the city with signs of empowerment.
Not for you.
For other women like me.
Women like me who have
Been taught to succumb to a man's needs
Rather than her own.
Who has been lied to and told
That her body is more important
Than her mind.
Who has been dragged through life
Because she was made to think that she is not worth
All this world has to offer.

-t.h