What a Sorry Bitch

Response Villanelle to Do Better by Stormzy



What a sorry bitch. Passing judgment all around.

They are dumb, they all numb, can’t see their fingers for their thumb.

I’m waiting to be found, echo of my sound, standing on my ground.


I’ve been here so many times, this is just another round.

Tho, I pretend, profess, convince I don’t know where she’s from

What a sorry bitch. Passing judgment all around.


I make all this noise with my voice, howling like a hound.

Wishing someone, no, not someone, the one hears my drum.

I’m waiting to be found, echo of my sound, standing on my ground.


But do I want it, do I not? Why I swim with ankles bound?

When others do that, I scoff and pity, I think they’re scum.

What a sorry bitch. Passing judgment all around.


Will I ever learn? What’s my yearn? How can I surround

my inner child, so free and wild, with love and sugar plum

I’m waiting to be found, echo of my sound, standing on my ground.


Instead my arrogance compound, the evil queen is crowned

She gives no fucks, zero income or outcome, not a single crumb.

What a sorry bitch. Passing judgment all around.

I’m waiting to be found, echo of my sound, standing on my ground,

standing on my ground, standing on my ground