Cyndi K. Gacosta

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Small talk about marriage and kids

"I don't want children, " I say, and so
You ask,

"Don't you, at least, want to get married? "
Why? You make it sound like I must, and then you add,

"You might be doomed to become some spinster—
unhappy, old and frumpy— in a house of cats"

To your ridiculous opinion, and so-called prophecy, Cybil:
I think you're still stuck in the black and white of the 1900's!

Why's the idea of a man living a bachelor life more tolerable than
The idea of a woman living a bachelorette life?

Because a woman's biological clock is ticking.
Because a woman is a woman, therefore,
A woman must want marriage, and then must want children
Because there isn't any other way to live a proper and fulfilling life!

You make it sound like no woman could be happy, unless
She's got a ring bound to a husband ‘til death!
You make it sound like no woman could be happy, unless
She's got a kid attached to her hip ‘til who knows when!

"Maybe so or maybe not, " I say, vaguely, and so
You try to defend and offend me in a half-formed sentence,

"You don't have to, but still…"

Your voice tapers off at the end,
Lowering your dull double-edged tongue,
But still, to me, you're very annoying.

If you want a clear answer from me,
You're better off left wondering,
Because the answer isn't a clean-cut yes or no
But if you must have something to satiate your little curiosity
Let's just say, I'm not against marriage for others, and
I've not completely eliminated the idea for myself because
Someday, somewhere, somehow love will step in, and
It could be woman, man, or a two-spirited angel.

As for now, I'm young and wild, and loving liberty.
As for now, I'm my own priority.

Submitted: Saturday, August 09, 2014

Topic of this poem: lifestyle

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