leaf-lips

I came into the world as a sin, a burden.
The greatest truth of my life is that I was
born a girl. Nothing worse can happen in a
world controlled by men. It is my fault.

Even as a little girl you said I disturbed you
with my black almond eyes, my colorful lips
painted red. My white hands, my body and
my beauty. They drive men crazy, you said.

You said my charms that made
you a sinful man. You have a wife of
your own. A sister and a mother.
I may be born as a sin.

But you are the sinner. You believe that
you are born right and I am the wrong.
You would even kill me. But I am
proud of this sin that I did not commit.

By Raha

Photo by Jonas Tana