She Went to Smith*
You knew exactly what you were doing
You talk all about how you support us
How you believe in our rights
You were supposed to be my friend
You knew that by making that choice
You knew you were benefitting
From my oppression
And you did choose
How could you?
How dare you?
You chose to go
You chose to benefit from my oppression
And tried to call me a friend
But you knew
And that makes all the difference. **
* Smith college still has many trans misogynist policies. If you can’t get your school records changed, you can’t get in. They actively discriminate against me and my kind. She knew this before applying.
** Allusion to The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost