No

by Rach Ahern about a year ago in slam poetry

What does "no" actually mean?

No

It's confusing

I mean

What does no actually mean

No

Just means no

But I don't seem to understand

No just means

For this exact moment

No just means

I can ask you in a moment

No just means

I'm playing

I really don't mean no

I'm just acting

Like I'm hard to get

But no

No

No doesn't mean any of that

No doesn't mean

convince me

No means no

No doesn't mean

Ask me why

Then try to rationalize

To convince me otherwise

No doesn't mean

Anything

Other than no

No doesn't mean

I want you

But I'm afraid to say yes

Because I might look desperate

I mean

That's the game

Right?

No

I mean no

Not anything other than

No

No doesn't mean hold my head

With both of your hands

And force me

To kiss your lips

Even when I say no

I don't like you

Like that

When I tell you to stop touching me

And you say it's my fault

Because have I seen myself

How could he not

Lose control

All his control

No doesn't mean no to him

No is just is a suggestion

That he feels he can

Decide

And do whatever he feels

In the moment

But no

No

No means stop

I don't want to

Means no

And no

It doesn't mean

I can make her in the mood

And let me try that

Let me try to make her in the mood

No doesn't mean anything

Other than

No

When I smile

It doesn't mean

That I want you

In bed with me

That I'm asking for it

Naturally

When I laugh

It doesn't mean

That I want you

To kiss my neck

It doesn't mean

Anything

Other than

A laugh

My eyes

Don't mean

Whatever you decide

That I want you

That I have so called

sex eyes

The way I dress

My body

Isn't there for your pleasure

It isn't yours

To do with

As you please

To enjoy

And devour

Without my

Permission

My words say no

Listen to my words

No

Just means no

That's all

No doesn't mean

Force yourself on to me

No doesn't mean

Pull off my clothes

No doesn't mean

Have sex with me

Even when I say no

No

just means

No

And I don't understand

How the one word

No

Inside your head

Can have so many definitions

Other Then

No

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