My Daughter

By Yanna

How to protect you from the younger me?
The predatory ‘bees to honey’ me

 Your lover knows why I distrust him so
I know his mind because I once thought so

Mummy can’t tell you: only us men know
The power that drives us, the green light ‘GO’

I’m drastic and angry: you are a glow
He will break and fix you: dim-bulb you slow

He will kiss his teeth: brothers will want beef
Families will meet: they will cool my heat

Do I want happiness or loneliness?
You ask! Show me a man with no face mask