Poetics: Persona Poem

Published January 13, 2016 by Nan Mykel

Source: nanmykel.com

OUT TO GET ME

On the streets of New York

every woman wears a lasso at her side.

She struts her stuff and gives a wink–

or was an eyelash in her eye?

Her beauty lures me to her until I am

the captor, no longer her, and with

my marriage vows in shambles,

she escapes. There ought be a law.

 

(Idon’t know how to get my poem to you)

My comment would be:  When researching for my first book, I read “Men Who Rape,” by Nicholas Groth, and found that many men experience the attractiveness of women as an aggressive magnet used against them.

17 comments on “Poetics: Persona Poem

    • Thanks. I had just picked up a book on the free shelf at our library by Bill Cosby, called “Cosbyology.” It’s short stories and one of them is headed “The Day I Decided to Quit Show Business or The Night I Met the Enemy and It Was I” (p181)

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  • Sadly.. there are some
    folks and some cultures who/
    that cannot bear the thought
    that women have a choice..
    and those are most all
    weak
    folks/
    cultures
    @
    heARt
    most often fostered
    first by daddies
    and or mommies
    who say
    boys
    don’t cry..
    they do or
    they dry up
    and eventually
    blow
    away….
    taking much
    wreckage with
    tHeir storm of
    fear
    and
    hate…

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  • Funny how we can twist a perspective so as to justify our (harmful) intentions ~ It is also his fault but he will always insist that he is not at fault ~

    Enjoyed your take ~ Thanks for joining us ~

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