tonguing the stalker

anticipation?

astonishingly

allegedly

you are a predator shadowed and as a

predator does not recognize consent

taking

intruding

grooming

stealing

disappearing

as a survivor I take this energy

flipping

intruding hierarchies

stealing time itself

bringing attention

disrupting the order of the systemic order

taking time to speak

taking opportunity

getting my voice and name heard

not a predator then but

infidel

protester

civil rights activist

human rights activist

social justice activist

revolutionary

you may fit

somewhere in that but for now

you appear to me as

somewhat predatory because part of

your issue in countering that

perhaps mistaken impression is that because

you have not truly dismantled

your own toxic masculinity

your own sexism

your own homophobia

your own elitism

your own colorism

your own inner racism

or only as much as

you believe

you should appear to do

your interaction with me and so

we have some challenges occasionally

just us talking though

we still good with all that in mind