I’d like to invent
a speed dating event
I don’t have the time
or the energy
or the interest
to invest in the horde who only want me for my money
who, like the true mysoginists they are, say I’m making my issues up
label them as “women’s issues”
prescribe a one-size-fits-all pill.
No – I can’t take more of them than
the satisfaction of looking in their faces
and saying No thanks. Moving on.
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Oh, I hear you! There is such a strong (and weary) sense of ‘been there – done that’ in the opening phrases of your work, but you reclaim it and turn it on its head with the wonderful three lines at the end where you take control of the situation. Those lines work perfectly as run-ons and I want to applaud you for your message to those guys – where you are the one making the decision! Lovely!