August 19, 2017 by petrujviljoen
husband, boss and G-d her masters
Her ankles swollen her feet are burning
Her hands are chapped, extremities cracking
she turns away, turns her back
Serve! in the kitchen!
she turns her back
closing the (back) door behind her.
down the path, out the gate she
turns a (round) corner.
going crazy turning (away)
their god judged
her feet are burning (a)way
She comes to a d(i)airy – cows dancing all over the place with the legend on the window:
Plenty in stock
the cows delightedly go on dancing. Enjoying their day. The next morning she was a bit woozy. but unafraid. Now. Refrained from giving Them her number. Avoiding (judgment. Day’s) eye blinking awake as she look,
pottering about (a)while flop-
ping among the shadows
mother mother mother
turning, whirling, the cows en-
joy their day
a pocket full of posies
searching, pottering a-
bout in the shadows
all fall down!
Starry, starry night!
two. now. Her God talking –
‘’Eve never was an after-thought’’
back in Her kitchen
dishing for Herself
turning to Her day
Women in general then, and now do not seem to get the respect they deserve.
The secrets kept, keep them strong… to a point.
You remind me of a short story by Margaret Atwood. How women held the secrets – the difficult stuff – so not to upset the men in particular.
We wouldn’t want to bruise their egos…
I’ve done so – to my cost. Alas!
I’m lucky, my hubby is wonderful….
Though the older generation (they should rest) had some set ways that I think hindered their ability to be true to others, much less themselves.
I’ve also had some Male bosses that I spoke back too – They were short lived jobs. 😉
One door closes another opens.
Be strong and empowered. Brave and courageous. Cheers ~ Jules
Thanks Jules!! Appreciated. You too.
You wove secrets in their, I’m decoding. One things for sure Eve was definitely not an after thought. 😉
Thanks for mentioning her! The poem has been studiously ignored and I think Eve is the reason why. It’s not such a bad effort.
I never run away from complexity. 😉
Good! Me neither!