If I should have a daughter…
If I should have a daughter, I would have her listen to this
I would tell her she would never have to fall into the abyss,
That she is loved & worthy, regardless of others might say,
That she’s as cute, smart, funny & beautiful, as is Sarah Kay
And that she can be a more talented poet herself, one day.
So, when she thinks that her life is devoid from a true role-model,
And that the world is beating her down in a harsh & endless struggle,
That she doesn’t know any more who to love, hate, hug, or strangle,
That she could create one in her own fantastic imagination,
A lady freed from cultural dogmas & superficial fascination,
A fairy-tail young lady, more perfect than her life can present,
Confidently happy & content, yet as imperfect as reality can get.
Sarah Kay: If I should have a daughter …