The Comedian Says (depression series 3)

the comedian says

The comedian says
“If that girl sitting beside you
Does not conform to
These arbitrary standards of womanhood
As laid down by me—and men like me
Get rid of her.
If she does not perfectly emulate
What I deem fit to call
Delicate flower
She is not worth
The effort it takes to fuck her.
Get rid of her.
The comedian says
“LAUGH because it’s true.”
We don’t want to ruin the bit
So we all
While in the center of the room
The girl folds herself into angles while she’s
Taking a horse hoof file and
Grinding away her curves
So she can conform to the standard—
Such a small box—
And circling her like hungry hens
We all


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