Saturday, 4 April 2020


I say, after a pause, okay

by Kate LaDew


what you just told me so utterly stupid
I might never recover
and you smile,
my baffled silence an agreement,
so baffled
you take my hand
and I let you
looking down,
wondering
if this is how it begins,
a man's voice
declaring
something
so
dumb,
foolish,
moronic,
brainless,
dopey,
imbecilic,
thickheaded,
senseless,
and confused
all the women
of the world sit,
stunned
unable to say more than okay
and watch as it happens


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Kate LaDew is a graduate from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro with a BA in Studio Arts.  Kate resides in Graham, North Carolina, USA with her cats Charlie Chaplin and Janis Joplin.

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