Tagged: gender

it’s all well and good

it’s all well and good
to state that we will not show
up, that we will take
to the streets, show
solidarity by stepping out
of housework, child
care, maybe apply
some self-care at
the local beauty
parlor, therapeutic
spa. meanwhile, a
host of silent women
will step in
to fill the gap, make
the lunches, file the
nails, listen to and
nod and listen to the
ones who insist on
being heard
.
20170308:2149
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where’s the line between

where’s the line between
upholding equality
and having to
explode? the rule
is nobody receives
more than two-
thirds of the rules
.
20150713:0841
y

between adam and

between adam and
eve, there is a universe
of hairline fractures

redistributing the weight –
pay attention to the pain
.
20130822:2156
y

the art of drawing

you can tell as early

you can tell as early
as eighteen months

the ones who will
develop that
Byronic ilk.
caught near
the beginning –
as luck would
have it – there
will be plenty
of opportunities
to polish that
mysterious past
for festering grief
.
20120606:0845
y

masculinity is a well-oiled

masculinity is a well-oiled
machine
. dialed
to varying degrees
each custom-made
fitting, each industrial
heart must find
a way to bend
itself around
the norm, to sync the
turning of its
gears with the
discovery of self
.
20120317:1007
y

on the brink

on the brink
of men,
women
are expected,
held,
idolized,
baited,
standardized,
confined,
customized,
humored,
prescribed,
overdue
.
20120312:0842
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left to our own