Shutting Me Up By Rivka Yeker

Shutting Me Up

Men will leave you
feeling like you did

something wrong.

They will leave and

You will apologize
over and over again
I’m Sorry I’m Sorry

They will mope,
their heads down
embarrassed.

When was the last time
a man treated me like
someone that had
something to say,

without first
covering my
lips with their
tongue?

By Rivka Yeker

Biography:

Rivka Yeker lives in Chicago and is a student at DePaul University studying Media & Cinema Studies, Public Relations/Advertising, and Creative Writing and is the Co-Founder and Managing Editor of Hooligan Mag. While she’s not running Hooligan, slinging coffee and books, and going to school, she’s forming new theories on human connection, absorbing and critically assessing media, reading comics, and yelling poetry in front of strangers.

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