What About a Man?

by | Apr 4, 2021 | Personal

I am asked and ask myself
What about a man
Is there one in your life
Or, do you have an active plan?

When a client soft confides in me
A marriage most divine
I find in me a jealousy
The likes of which I hide

Someone to make over me
Wouldn’t it be nice
But weighed against my freedom
Would I be willing to pay the price?

Selfish and unyielding
In touch with reality
The truth is juxtapositional
For it’s how I’d like it to be(*l)

A gymnast of the spirit
Flexibility to a flaw
All martyred in relinquishing
I give my all and all

Ambivalent is my standing
’bout what is it I want
A paper-doll relationship?
In which I’d never need confront?

Or, a man who would inspire me
To dig down to my toes
Confronting preconceptions
Who’d never let me go?

A balance of the scales
With my power still intact
Someone toe to toe
With which to interact?


(*1) … “For it’s how I’d like it to be” … I think what I was trying to
convey in this stanza is the fact that I’d like to see myself as selfish
and unyielding … personal transformation is everything to me, I wouldn’t
want to have to sacrifice that to be in a third dimensional ‘safe’
relationship. I’d like everything else I described above it but, I’d want
my freedom to develop.

Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)