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I DESERVE TO BE SAFE

By Daisy Anarchy

I deserve to be safe
whether I am giving it away
or selling it.

I deserve to be safe
whether I am a nun in a convent
or a street corner hooker
in a run-down inner-city neighborhood.

I deserve to be safe
whether I am saving it for marriage
or selling it
at a price you can or cannot afford

If I am selling it
I deserve to be safe
regardless
of just how much of it I am selling -
be it only strip-tease, you-can-look-but-don't-touch,
or good, old fashioned half-and-half, honey.

If I am selling it
I deserve to be safe
whether I am selling it to one sugar-daddy
or as many takers as I can catch.

If I am selling it
I deserve to be safe
whether I am selling it in the classiest brothel in the county
or on the street where the cheapest hos in town work.

If I am selling it
I deserve to be safe
whether I am the health food earth mother goddess whore
or the most desperate, strung-out junkie toss-up.

Anarchist though I am
I believe that I deserve police protection
whether I am getting paid
to teach your child kindergarten
or getting paid
to suck your dick.

I deserve police protection
whether I am your wife
or the hooker you see
when you tell your wife
you're out watching the game with the boys.

I deserve police protection
regardless of whether I give it away
or sell it
because I deserve to be safe.

I deserve respect
whether I am your mother
who nursed you and changed your diapers
or the whore you pray your mother doesn't know you're with.
I deserve your mother's respect too.

I deserve respect
whether I am in a nurse's uniform
or a stripper's pasties
or a hooker's mini-skirt.

I deserve respect
for the hard work I do
whether I pay my rent
with money earned
working in the factory
or working on the street.

I deserve respect
for the hard work I do
whether I buy my groceries
with money earned
cleaning your house, building your house,
or fucking you.
My life is precious.

My life is precious
whether I am the daughter you cherish
or the hooker you fuck
who is only as old as your daughter.

My life is precious
whether I comfort crying children
or comfort the sick and dying
or comfort you sexually and emotionally.

My life is precious
whether I am the wife
who slept with only one man her entire life
or the hooker who loves her job.

My contribution to society is valuable
whether I am cooking you meals,
engineering solar power,
creating beautiful works of art,
or giving you sexual pleasure.

My contribution to society is valuable
whether I am dancing in the ballet
or in the sleaziest strip-club in town.

I deserve to be safe.
I deserve police protection.
I deserve RESPECT.
My life is precious
and my contribution to society is valuable.

Don't be surprised
when I EXPECT
safety and protection and RESPECT
for I know
my life is precious
and my contribution to society
is valuable.

The souls and lives and dreams of 100,000
beaten, jailed and murdered prostitutes
are righteously avenged
and finally freed
with this hooker's expectation
of SAFETY and PROTECTION and RESPECT,
and my knowledge
THAT MY LIFE IS PRECIOUS
and my knowledge
THAT MY CONTRIBUTION TO SOCIETY
IS VALUABLE.

Give this gift to yourself, beloved sister,
share this gift with our family.
With this gift of loving self-respect
righteously avenge
finally free
the souls and lives and dreams
of a weary world of
beaten, jailed and murdered prostitutes.

May we all live free
in the glory and joy of life
that every human being deserves.

End.

Other poems by Daisy Anarchy

Whose Dead Body
Green River Cry