Does it make me soft
That I feel kinship with the milkmaid
From times long gone?

Does it make me weak
That I long to make a home 
Warm and comfortable and safe?

Does it make me teutonic
To desire a flourishing garden
And a family well fed?

Why should I shy away
From the traditional femininity
In ways that are not stifling?

Why can I not be soft?

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