We dream of knights
to lift us from our woes
men of steel, whose arms
hold us tight, protect us
for we are weak…wait,
what? We’re not weak
lift ourselves up, thank you!
It is softness and encouragement
we seek, not dominant males
to oppress our spirits and wrestle
our hearts into submission –
we are not prey to be hunted,
trophies to be won – fend off
those who would swoop in
carry us away, for their intention
is to slay, then devour our essence.
(The Daily Post prompt is dominant.
Photo from personal collection)