Butch is not a way station to manhood,
We are not taking that train outta that station
We are all Womon, hearkening back to the ancient Amazons
We are Warriors for womyn, for Ourselves
We dress the way we please
We resist any attempts at constraint
Oour Wills, our Sacred Female Beings
We are Primal, We are Feral, we do not
Conform to het society
We defy all odds. We go where our hearts lead us
We love womyn, womyn like ourselves, womyn who are our polar opposites...
We work to love OURSELVES as we are told
"You just want to be a man" every time we assert our freedom. Our freedom from clothes that limit us or objectify us to men
Everytime we want a piece of the pie men are unwilling to share
Whether it be our autonomy, our dream careers, adventurous hobbies, our Dyke sexuality, whatever road and adventures Call to us.
A Gate arm is closed, a stop sign erected telling us "Women don't do this, you must not be a real woman. You're a Dyke, mannish, a bitch A shrew, a cow, out of your place, taking a job from a man and his family, your fat and ugly, nobody wants you, this is not for you, women don't do that, don't like that, don't wear that don't don't don't, your out of line and out of place."
We Butches heard it ALL before.
Nonetheless we continue to challenge and we opt to keep our WOMONHOOD because Sisters who understand sustain us. Sisters who allow us to run wild and free. Who recognize our untamed spirits. Our desire to protect women, children, animals, Mother Earth AND OURSELVES.
WE who EXPAND what a Female CAN do and go where other Females fear to tread.
We are never fully domesticated which is what makes us unique. We allow no man to hold us down or back. We fight with our Amazon Ferocity.
We are often misunderstood. But we continue to persist and resist for we WILL CHANGE the lot of Womonkind!!! And EXPAND ALL THAT A FEMALE CAN DO!!! -M.A.