She Said, I Am a Feminist (Originally Untitled) – Written June 2006 (Aged 31)

She Said, I Am a Feminist

she said,
i did not know much about feminism
it is true,
i do not,
i argued for the sake of arguing
the reason never there, not forgot
she said,
i am feminist
and i asked what it meant
i saw her eyes mist over
and a snapshot of a time when she dreamt
before the landscapes engulfed her confidence
and self belief became unkempt
she could not tell me what it actually meant
she had interjected an ideal
and like so many, hoped it would make her feel

James Garratt – June 2006

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