Saturday, 26 May 2018


Woman’s Dialect

by deb y felio


Would it be all right, do you suppose
it’s how it’s always been, right?
I wanted to suggest instead, I rose
then sat again without even a slight 
indication there was something 
important I wanted to say. 
I sat and listened ’til my ears began to ring
from mansplaining and braggadocio all day.
I’ve had enough it’s time to stand!  May
I?  I mean Shut up and listen to me!
If it’s not too much trouble and I’m not in the way,
We’re 50% of a nation on the brink.
We are justified to speak, don’t you think?