Cleanse by Laura Wilkinson

Why oh why
When I was sat tucking into my pie last night
Did a man behind me laugh
When he heard me say I was on my period?

What's with shaming? Pointing the finger
blaming
When it trickles down between your cheeks
Dreaming oh so fast asleep
And I accidentally make someone's bed sheet
Look like the flag of Japan

It's a cleanse
She's powerful
Emotions she will guide you through
Hot sweats push you into
Temperatures and
Heartbeats faster
As skin literally sheds
Life's all about cycles

Strong.
Powerful.
Catch it in a cup
I'll put her in a metal bin if I really must but
When I am eating my dinner
Feeling emotionally heightened
And you hear the word period
And feel a bit frightened do not
Laugh
Unless of course it's at tampon tax