Today I came across a poem adored by Kyra Sedgwick that was written by her "dear friend" Jocelyn Wright. It is short and sweet -- how I like my poetry -- but has a strong message that totally relates to a perspective I'm confronted with every day. I think it is a poem that almost every woman can relate to.
The Kitchen -- Jocelyn WrightThere are many fine poems in this book, some of which I have marked to read again in the near future. But today this is my favorite poem. I hope you enjoy it as much I do.
The pressure is on to be
To be worked out enough to be firm
But not muscle-y enough to be masculinely strong
To be demure and deferential when you tell a man he is wrong
To be coiffed and well groomed at all hours of the day
Women are still cooking in the pressure pot
Cause little girls are being raised to be hot hot hot
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