Thine Own

There is contradiction in what you suppose.
Can you wear a man’s armor, yet
Wield a feminine heart?

It is the power of woman, is it not?
To slice through steel
With but a look?

Why then pretend to be man?
When woman is so much more
Commanding.


(Previously published in Cotworld, Dec 2000)

by Laurence Overmire

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