bitch

sticks and stones
may break your
bones
but words can(never)
hurt you.

I always knew
that the correct
definition of bitch
is slang for dog,
like that animal
across the street
with four legs and
canine teeth who
won't shut up at
three in the morning.

it's almost funny
that no one ever
calls a dog a bitch -
they have names like
sophie and lily and kipper

so why do
boys like you
call girls like us
a bitch when
we have names, too -
like anna and jane and emily -
does it give you
some sort of sick
satisfaction
in knowing that you're
the alpha male
playboy addicted
homerun sluggers repping
the southside in suits
and briefcases
9 to 5

or

are you just afraid of
our inner bitch
you little dick?