Friday, September 23, 2011

Approval -- Poetry 2011

Incessant compatibility...

cat and dog tendencies

kept them together and apart.

She could hear grandmother's Irish brogue:

can't live with them; can’t live without them.

Times have changed and yet not at all...

she felt incomplete no matter what her

accomplishments brought her; the curse

of being a woman longing for a partner

to feel correct, to feel whole, to feel...

she hated that aspect of herself.

She hated wanting a man…

what could "he" provide that she

didn't already gain by self-determination.

That stupid true love - what a crock...

she wondered if her grandmother

would approve of her throwing him out...


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