I wish I were a revolutionary
I’d stomp and blast past fear and hate
I’d kick and twist and blow down
your houses of corruption.
I wish I were a freedom fighter
I’d slaughter the oppressors at their own front gates,
put their heads on sticks as future warning:
We mean business, we won’t be won.
I wish I were strong in my head and heart
could make a swift decision and act on it.
I wish I were what I believed I’d be when I was five.
I wish I were a rock,
Steady and brave in the highest waters of destruction.
I wish I were a woman with a voice.