Thursday, 2 February 2017

poetry 2017 / 026

Twixt Vomit and Piss

are just the same as men.
We eat, sleep, shit;
dream a life better for our children.
We work, love, laugh,
raise kids to be responsible adults,
teach them our tolerance, our bigotry
and at the end of the day wash the sweat from our armpits,
the stink of urine from men's hands,
the hours of casual dismissal from our minds.
Tomorrow we will start again.
We will be the workforce,
the wives and mothers,
the lovers, the mistresses,
the dirty little secret,
and we will remember the time
when love was requited.

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