Apparently, I Was Asking For It

Apparently, I was asking for it

By wearing a flowy skirt to my knees

And a cardigan over my lime green tee.

Even though as a lifeguard,

I wear less to work every day

And unscathed I walk every day.

If I can walk around

In just a swimsuit and shorts,

And never find myself violated,

Then my outfits are not the problem.

Rape culture is the problem.

Put the blame on someone else for once

Because clothing doesn’t force itself onto someone.

People do.