“I could’ve flexed it to my friends”


Is my body a flex to you?

Our interaction, history, relationship

Just a flex?

A mere power move of male domination?

One step on the climbing ladder to teenage popularity?

All a beg for validation and attention from other undeserving boys?


Never have I experienced such a direct statement of superiority

Never have I wondered if my place is below him

Never have I felt so small and so vulnerable

Is it my fault for feeling or his for acting? 


I have no say in his remark

No potential to somehow change his perspective

Nothing to attack his hormonal urge to flex.

All I can say is

“You’re right. Thank you.”