Man or woman or woman or man

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What's like to be a woman from a man's perspective

Submitted: August 03, 2017

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I realize I’m not a woman

But I try to be

Surgical procedure?

Nah! That’s just for tv

 

I recognize I’m not a woman

But I try to feel

What a woman feels

If this were for real

 

I surmise I’m not a woman

But I try to know

What women know

If I had something to show

 

I understand that fatigue

Is part of one’s existence

And I understand a woman

Is both tired a persistent

 

I think a woman is a child

A daughter, student, a wife, a mother

So is a man when filed

In the same categories as the other

 

Yet a woman does more

With freedom taking a backseat

Every move is accounted for

Like someone counting the steps of their feet/delete

 

What world do they go into

When they disappear into that frame

A frame of so many lights

Each light separated by a name


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