Poems are made in the pauses
The ooohs and ahhs
What is written prettily will be prettily read
But messy will be powerfully heard.
Often confused women’s words for pretty little poems
Because they write so neatly.
They only write so neatly because instead of given a respite from daily lessons with peers they were held inside to practice making their letters just so.
Don’t want “doctor’s handwriting”for our pretty little girls.
Pretty girls can become pretty poignant and pretty powerful
As soon as they stop just being pretty.