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written by: Cristina Munoz



beast of fiery fists
wolf howling hate
forged a monster within
swelling, straining with rage
turned at six

why i keep flirting with risk, daring violence
swaggering up Smith St alone at 4.00am,
wearing a tuxedo suit in plain sight
silver women's symbol hanging from left ear,
whose behind, shouting out, "DYKE.",
switch around, shove him down an iron gate
"You picked the wrong girl."
i'm not a normal girl,
wasn't then, not now,
i'm a savage animal,
starving for a fight

right fist against his fragile throat,
fear tempts fury caged inside
five day shadow scratches my chin,
breaths mixing, can't help noticing,
similar, black short haircut,
"Never had a girl fight back, hey?
Now, tell me you're sorry."
hands rising in the air,
boiling apologies need a lid
loosening my hold,
letting him go
not him i want to hit
no man terrifies me,
the way my father did

alive or dead,
monster within,
will never allow,
to take me,
from me,

Cristina Munoz

Cristina Munoz

Cristina Munoz is working on her first collection of prose poetry in Woodend, Australia. Her poetry was first played on air throughout Australia and included in "WORD UP An Anthology Of Youth Poetry" as part of a Youth Poetry Competition held by Triple J and the ABC. Since then she has had poems published in 'Poetry Australia". Cristina has a passionate love of music which fuels her poetry and has had album reviews for various alternative bands published in Beat Magazine. She is currently dedicated to the sound of women in alternative pop and rock by writing album reviews and music musings as she manages SoundOfWomen.com
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