The Handiness Of Gender
Poem by Douglas Scotney
Two landforms resembling two human features -
for that matter, two of many creatures -
are the headlands on either side of a mouth.
Each looks like a lip
and is distinguished by 'left' and 'right',
'top' and 'bottom', 'upper' and 'lower',
'east' and 'west' or 'north' and 'south' -
for that matter, by 'le haut' and 'le bas'
or 'la gauche' and 'le droit' -
therefore, simply by 'le' and 'la'.
Poet's Notes about The Poem
la gauche = the left; le droit = the right
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