Part 9 of 100 poems in 2018 Challenge by Airplane Poetry.
Prompt: Use your favorite movie quote as the first line.
Quote: “I believe in as many as six impossible things before breakfast” from Alice in Wonderland (2010).
I believe in as many as six
impossible things before breakfast.
Periods are natural.
I don’t need to hide them
or excuses of
“my stomach is aching”.
Clothes are irrelevant to character.
They’re a protection from the weather.
A form of expression.
A personal choice.
Sex is acceptable.
If men can do it,
so can I.
It doesn’t make me a slut.
Stretch marks are beautiful.
They are medals of valour.
They tell stories of battles I survived.
I exist beyond my body.
Intelligence, courage, strength and wit
can be used to describe me.
There’s a Devi inside me.
And she’s waiting to be unleashed.