Like Mary Quant sister had the look – groomed in etiquette, poise and fine dining while my boyish antics merited mixology prep one destined for
Long since dawn’s early observation, have witnessed patriarchy’s inequalities first hand second hand lack a solution, short of vengeance – perpetrate rather than end the
Men prefer a reserved lady, Mother was quick to admonish, ashamed of my hot temper, the tear in mud-soaked stockings the call that came from
I have examined your wallpaper, discussed the scholarly attributes of shades of yellow, traced the edges of your unravelling with my mind, argued the merits
On Patriarchal watch the feminine is on trial – crimes noted, abetted, intervention and consequence murdered – suspects ride a pendulum where witnesses are criminal and
Analysis freezes heart, I leap with reservations, engage in familiar pacts, motivations logical, observe patriarchal parlay – seduced by original sin – settle into compromise.