Lather.Rinse.Repeat

Lather. Rinse. Repeat.

A girl’s daily cleansing ritual.

Twice a day ’tis needed

To lather, rinse, repeat.

The first to rejuvenate in the freshness of the morning.

The latter to clean away the grime of the day.

To scrub off the leers that men through along your way.

To wash off the stench of unwanted advances.

And of jeers hidden behind subtle nuances.

To drain away the suds of patriarchy’s condescension.

A gentle foam to soothe over all scars

From breaking glass ceilings.

A circular motion to ward off memories

Of lewd gestures made by men.

It’s called a mindless pattern of repetition

Without critical thought.

But in this society’s construction

Let this age-old idiom be your protection

And never, ever should you forget

To lather, rinse, repeat.


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  1. What do you mean?

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  2. Are you kidding me?

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  3. Wow. Now, I’m speechless​. Thank you for such a beautiful feedback. I’m so, so glad you liked it! 😊

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  4. Lather. Rinse. Repeat. I’m speechless. It’s a truly beautiful poem! Never read anything like it before 😊
    The concept, emotions and ideas it conveys, it’s beautifully penned 😊

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