May Swenson

(May 28, 1913 – December 4, 1989 / Utah)

Women


Women Or they
should be should be
pedestals little horses
moving those wooden
pedestals sweet
moving oldfashioned
to the painted
motions rocking
of men horses


the gladdest things in the toyroom


The feelingly
pegs and then
of their unfeelingly
ears To be
so familiar joyfully
and dear ridden
to the trusting rockingly
fists ridden until
To be chafed the restored


egos dismount and the legs stride away


Immobile willing
sweetlipped to be set
sturdy into motion
and smiling Women
women should be
should always pedestals
be waiting to men

Submitted: Thursday, April 01, 2010

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