Wednesday, December 12, 2012

To themselves indentured

Under chaste attire she in vain obscures
Fertile female gifts assuring new life
The plenty for which mortal man inters
His self in rash pursuit of love and wife
She for whom, or ’gainst whom, he molds the earth
A wretched conflict equality wrought
Eschewing her faculty to give birth
For whose honor virtuous men once fought
To share the field is modern misfortune
His feats, her form, reduced to each other
Tipping procreation t’wards dysfunction
Fate of unseeded womb, childless mother
The sexes sidle past life denatured
Stretching scarce time to themselves indentured

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