Just because I am a girl
does not mean
that I want to wear pretty dresses.

I cannot be
the giggley mannequin
you want to make of me.

I do not want to wear pretty dresses;
I do not want to look at pretty dresses;
I do not want to talk about pretty dresses.

Your floaty fabrics fall flat
when forced over my head -
I will not be fed your lies
about which of these skirts
goes with my eyes.

So please don't try.

Just because I am a girl
does not mean
I want to wear pretty dresses.