Paeans - and Aches

over the years

Monday, August 28, 2006

On encountering yet another government form that requires women to fill in Father’s/Husband’s Name

One of these days
It will all add up.
She’ll see one form too many
And she’ll scream.
One of these days
She won’t give in
To your attempt
To make her just
An add-on;
Illegitimate;
Nothing;
Without a man.
One of these days
She will say,
Damn culture.
Damn tradition.
And damn you.

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