Reworked Poem – It’s Difficicult to Explain


July 31, 2012 by petrujviljoen

the dictionary

defines a socket as female
– hollow,
so as to be able to receive
(a male part)
an industrial analogy.

The thesaurus has her
as a vessel and weak
to boot
by man
it says he has a soul.

Woman is the sex
with no
defence – a skirt, a petticoat
that still
speaks with apology
on the radio

to man
about the violence of crime
that he negates
the woman the rock –
a mere
South African slogan.

if man hits her,
she won’t
be able
to throw the book at him.

The stone that was to speak
would be silenced.

by Petru Viljoen

copyright July 2012


2 thoughts on “Reworked Poem – It’s Difficicult to Explain

  1. A splendid left hook to gender inequality,


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