Mother-in-law (Martyr – day 12 prompt)

(Martyr – day 12 prompt)

Doing for others
Selfless servitude in chains:
the mother-in-law

Kitchen staff and maid
Thankless. Not compensated.
Manacled by vows.

Her paypal is love
Depositless, all withdrawals.
taken advantage.

Says she doesn’t mind.
Says she’s happy to do it.
But her wrinkles frown.

Woman as Martyr.
Just a Husband’s Father’s Wife.


Granma (Sacred – day 10 prompt)

Sacred – day 10 prompt

Granma’s memories,
apple trees, her recipes..
Waxing nostalgic.

Woman guides girl with
Sacred kitchen rituals.
Teaching/learning Life.

“Don’t give your big heart
to someone whose heart is small.
You can’t live like that”

Food goes, lessons stay.
I still hear her voice today.
25 years gone.

I miss you. 💙

Tinder (Panoply – day 9 prompt)

Panoply – day 9 promt

Trot out the Hotties
advertising best offers.
Male/man panoply.

Striking display of
hopeful e-suitors who seek
someone to complete.

Lonely people meet
On smoke screens of devices
Seeking signs of love

Friends not yet made//>>right
Hundreds of others swiped//<< left.
They’re gone in a blink.

Welcome to Tinder.


Womanhood (((Echo)) – day 7 prompt)

Echo – Day 7 prompt

Combined Womanhood
Walked on, eye-ogled, paid less.
Yaya sisterhood

We think and gather…
we: Birth, Mother, Guide planets
Yet, disregarded.

Barefoot in kitchens,
Often ignored by man(kind?)
with stone age habits

Maternal values
deaf to patriarchal ears
((echo)) into blue.

Will he ever see
truthfully, she is equal?
Doggedly waiting…

Declaration (Faded – day 6 prompt)

Faded – day 6 prompt

Self -evident truths?
Equal creation: all men?
S’what the package says.

Bold Declaration:
(…sold separately)

Rights endowed for ALL!!
(..other exclusions apply)”,
the Creator(s) say(s).

Freedoms are faded
into ugly Orange Smog
of double-dealings.

Consent of governed??
Change, Abolish, Institute…
Through what honest means?

Trumped (Culture – day 5 prompt)

Culture – day 5 prompt

United, we’re not.
Orange buffoonery rends.
South rising again(st)?

Hope has turned to Fear.
‘Make Merakuh Great Again’
is Made in China.

The __ists and The __phobes
joined together in Hatred
‘gainst Humanity.

Shamed as we wait for
our new Culture to be bared.
…We’re not united.

We are embarrassed.