Patriarchal Pig Bastard

I feel a tremendous shame seeing my patterns play out
A guilt that I wasn’t able to see them until
You brought them to sharp attention –
This mirror held to a harsh and unforgiving light.
I am sorry for my actions, how they’ve shaped
The end of our relationship, death to the once pure.
I am untethered, I float and write in recognition
That I am still so far from the man I want to be,
That I am still a man of the patriarchy.

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