A poem by Virginia Phiri. Part of a series of poems by African feminist writers for 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence.
- Cowards to the core
- Petty minded
- Toothless bull dogs
- Enveloped in sick dreams
- Dressed in inferiority complex
- Thrive on teasing and threats
- Weave conflicts to survive
- Armed with verbal and physical abuse
- Vampires that suck your shadow and confidence
Read other articles in the series, 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence 2012.