she is always addressed by those words.
Always reminded by words, eyes, whispers that she will never be safe. that there is no place that is safe.
whether its’s a holy place, or her father’s house, whether she is hidden beneath a million veils or showing of her body.
Because they always assume she cannot protect herself.
that her safety is dependent on them.
they have forgotten,
she is strength
and a living,
breathing example of how
they can never win,
because her body is still hers
so is her mind-