Why should I be a damsel in distress
Just so that you can claim success
Over rescuing me from villains, demons and more
That narrative belongs to patriarchal folklore..
Why do you think I should walk on eggshells
Around your fragile ego, it’s time to dispel
The myth that I’m dependent on you in some way
Honestly, your insecurity empowers me every day..
The complexities of workplace I can navigate
Without your assistance, even if you hate
The fact of my independence, know this is true
I can thrive without your perceived benevolence too