Gender-neutral, or: Girly

A Golda Programmed by our society, her favored color is pink But why? 'Twas Mamie Eisenhower who changed the way folks think. #TankaTuesday The above 'Golda' was written for Colleen M. Chesebro’s ‘Tanka Tuesday’ prompt: Poets were prompted to write syllabic poems inspired by a color of their choice. I chose the color 'pink'. Murisopsis’… Continue reading Gender-neutral, or: Girly

Glass woman, or: Provider

Poetry Partners #59 'Glass Woman', a poem by Bridget of 'The Happy Quitter!' Born fragile Not able to walk The head broke first A small piece fell off It didn’t matter They glued it back on a chip on the shoulder Came loose later You can’t see it It’s hidden underneath A layer of clothes… Continue reading Glass woman, or: Provider

Pink, or: Blue

A Nonet In the 19th century, girls were assigned blue, a 'dainty' color; pink was 'stronger', so it was assigned to boys. Today's indoctrination's different but no less ar- bi- trar- y. Nonet? A nonet has nine lines. The first line has nine syllables, the second line eight syllables, the third line seven syllables, etc…… Continue reading Pink, or: Blue

Feminism, or: Basic human decency

An elfchen She Her choices With no exceptions All humans equally human Respect Elfchen Row Words Content 1 1 A thought, an object, a color, a smell or the like 2 2 What does the word from the first row do? 3 3 Where or how is the word of row 1? 4 4 What… Continue reading Feminism, or: Basic human decency