Sep 09
poem challenge: Texas

Heartbeat

I have a hearbeat too
And it's not yours to stop because
I have a heartbeat too
And I have fully formed lungs
I have little hands and little feet
I have a future too
I have a future and you shackle me to the past
I have rights
I have a right to bodily autonomy just like you do
And if all that makes a person a person is a hearbeat
Remember
I have a heartbeat too