08 November 2008

At That Age

lucy - at that age

at that age
is it absolute
time determines
gender determines whether
words make sense when
hormones conspire to evict
the child from the teen –
it turned her into an
inarticulate and rudimentary
homunculus
by acknowledging
her grievous claim to fame
while I don’t care a fig
an age where the words
used flagellate – limited
to grunts and sneers
expressed offensively
is demeaning to
every good grace
© 9 August 2008, I. D. Carswell