06 May 2011



not delving too deeply, if I
must come back it will be
as inclusivity of thought

as vitality of indigenous
composure that balances
the source of my being

yes, she says, that’s right,
not vogue and banal clich├ęs
hatched out of artlessness

there is no need for grand
and useless gestures bent
redressing classic angst

like ‘where were you in ’62
opines not who and what of
me but THAT I’m Woman

oh fie, the poet sighs, I see
it thus holistically – as truth
enshrined in certainty
© 22 February 2011, I. D. Carswell