Category Archives: Feminist Poetry

boy!

saved pocket money

for weeks to buy her a treat

she scoffed ~ asked for more

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haiku

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n.b what’s the ulterior motive behind the gesture

n.b she does not need treats (she’s not a dog) nor is she forced to accept them

n.b more is within her reach- her own pocket money jiggles in her pocket

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changing perceptions – what do you read in this scene?

Insecure (for women only)

Haiku

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Men cannot be seen

Preening in mirrors. They must

Trust they’re the fittest.

n. b

as I watched a young woman checking out her face in a pocket mirror on the bus, I pondered that one would never see a man doing same in public.

women’s insecurity is big business and thus encouraged. no shame in it

we need to stop trying to look our best and just be our best

no reflection meant