The Patriarchy Says

Men cheat, so what?
The other women weren’t innocent
Women are crazy and emotional,
they cheat too.

Everyone is broken
Broken people break people
Just like hurt people hurt people
Get used to it.

What’s his side of the story?
The story isn’t complete until he speaks;
his is the more important story.

He admitted it, at least some of it
That in itself is repentance
You’re asking for too much
if you want anything more.

He’s got issues
He’s going to therapy
Isn’t that a beautiful thing?
Aren’t you proud?
He deserves praise for such
vulnerability.

Lies? We all lie.
We need them
to protect us.