2. Hurricane Ivan Act 2July 16, 2006
Whomever had the idea to judge others by social presentation,
I wish I could tear you down.
Whomever had the notion that everyone wanted to conform,
I wish I could destroy you.
Whomever said to me “no you can’t,”
I wish I could blow you away.
Perhaps one day I will do all of these things
Metaphorically at least, if not literally.
Well, this definitely shows how I feel about society trying to impose its norms on me. Dressing a certain way, behaving in a way that women are expected to behave in this society, believing what one is expected to believe or say, is absolute poppycock. I (Ivan) wrote this after my mom told me something about what I should wear or how my hair should be kept, or something to that effect. This poem was a result of my irritation at her comment.