Dear period,

My self-love plummets

When you’re around

My face turns red

With both anger and confusion

As you ruin every encounter

And let everyone come to the conclusion

That I’m delusional.

I must be

After all

Grief is released with every cry I let out

Every complaint I give

Releasing the part of me

I thought I could control

I’m being told to stay silent

Not to let the world know

I’m on it

لان انا نجسة

والعالم يكره هذه الكلمة

Because I’m a woman

And I know it’s a gruesome cycle

So don’t blame my emotions

On something once called spiteful.

A young Kuwaiti amateur poet who goes by N.R..You can find all sorts of her art, ranging from poetry to photography, on Instagram.

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