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
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

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
Unless of course it's at tampon tax