Mosaic

Mosaic

People say I’ve got a Mona-Lisa smile
I’ve been known to smile for a while

My curves have been likened to Marilyn Monroe
What I do at night, men will never know

I was told that I look like Mariah Carey and Barbara Streisand
But men just don’t understand

There is so much more to me
Than my so-called babydoll face and porn-star body

I was asked to sing ‘Bobby McGee’
Because men thought I was Janis Joplin reincarnated
I do feel like I tripped into this life…

Men who want me to be their wife
See me as a Mother-Teresa
I’m no saint, though I try to act right

From my point of view,
I am fragments of all of these women and more

I have lived Audrey’s role from ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’
When alone, I soulfully belt out Elle King
For a good laugh, Michelle Wolf makes my heart sing

I am grateful to all of these women and millions more
For their skills, persistence, and brilliance which unlock hidden doors

They help liberate my inspiration
We reach each other even across nations

I am a mosaic made up of many tiny pieces
Of the women I admire

I’ve lived enough to know
That women deserve admiration
We are so strong and so beautiful,
Inside and out

I hope to live in such a way
That my life is a work of art

Though some people try to reduce us to mere body parts,
Each kindred spirit is a vital piece of one unified heart

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