The Price

“She uses her wits instead of her tits to astound.”

Here’s how it works:

I’ll want you to join in my adventures, so I’ll pay your way.

You’ll let me. Eventually you’ll think it’s easier this way.

One thing leads to another and then I’m paying for your dream.

You’ll become complacent. When I become bitter, you’ll say I’m mean.

You’ll take and you’ll take until I’m completely drained.

You’ll be relentless not realizing this heart you’ve maimed.

You’ll say, “But baby it’s ok. You’re so strong. You’ll figure out a way.”

And that’s always the moment I realize I just can’t stay.

See, I didn’t get this way on my own.

I was taught to never trust a man… while kneeling at his throne.

Yeah, Daddy’s little girl sure learned a lot. Women are only objects. We can be bought.

I turned those tables around. I hold my own feet to the ground. Daddy’s little girl? She can’t be found.

Look around. She’s a full-grown woman now. And no thanks to you, she uses her wits instead of her tits to astound.

Just don’t expect her to stick around.

~ Jen Troyer, 08 March 2021

Author: The Green Dragon Lady

Jen is a Digital Nomad, Business Owner and aspiring Wordsmith. Jen splits her time 90% in Thailand and 10% in Seattle. She’s a tattooed eco-warrior, traveler, mom, vegetarian, diver, pool hall junkie, political loud mouth, and advocate for women and animals. As a highly functional person living with OCD most of her life, she channels that energy through spreadsheets (so many!), living in her happy place (Thailand), caring for animals (including rescued elephants), spending quality time with friends and family, listening to live music, and being passionately outspoken about what matters to her. Jen owns an eco-friendly house cleaning company in Seattle and loves teaching people how to do anything in the most environmentally and socially responsible way possible. Whether it’s the food we put in our bodies, the cleaning products and supplies we use in our homes, or the businesses we frequent, there’s always a responsible solution. She believes every dollar spent is a vote for something. Where you spend has a big impact.