A Lack of Male Role Models – Written Monday 28th June 2021 (Aged 46)

A Lack of Male Role Models

they said to me all the girls –
have a soft spot for you
and i thought to myself
perhaps it because –
mum raised me
more than my dad
is it because female company
has always felt less sad
and mum influenced me
emotionally more than dad
maybe a lack male role models
stopped an –
an infection of toxic masculinity
i am just ravaged by insecurity

James Garratt – Monday 28th June 2021

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