Dear Kamala, Liz, and Maxine:
The old boys think you’re bossy and mean.
You’re forsaking the feminine touch
by expressing opinions and such.

Yes, you women who serve on the hill
are depicted as strident and shrill.
They would like to send everyone home
who is missing a Y chromosome.

Nevertheless …

Passionate female persisters,
heroines to the resisters,
you are the reason we’re hopeful
reason will win in this rope-pull.

Strengthening every muscle,
giving the carpers a tussle,
courage and truth are your purview.
Don’t let the dunces deter you!


cc-by-nc-nd Mary Boren, 2017

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