Reworked Poem – It’s Difficicult to Explain

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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

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

  1. A splendid left hook to gender inequality,

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I make art, I read a lot and I'm now trying to write as well. Otherwise I belong to a cat by the name of Charlie that drives me nuts sometimes and other times makes me melt with love for her.

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