A Couple Poems I Wrote

The Normalization of Prostitution Angers Me

It started minor enough –
jokes about hookers –
Letterman –
most nights.

Are the writers being payed off?
Extorted?

The sexual exploitation of women,
men are loath to give it up.

Last night – The Big Bang Theory –
“What are you doing with that girlfriend?
You’re only with her for sex.
Don’t you know you can and
should pay for sex with a hoe?”

To me, prostitution, one of the ugliest
manifestations of a sexist society.

How much did the criminal mobs
lose when women were free?

 

Our Iowa Motto

From, mostly, the Center for Disease Control,
for 2013, for the USA – some deaths with numbers.

suicides, 41,149
motor vehicle accidents, 35,369
firearms (except suicides), 11,713
mothers’ – from the birth process, 729
war – in Afghanistan – US military, 119

18 from jihadist terrorist attacks

Every life is important – we count each one.

From
Dr. Low –
the incomparable Dr. Low,
we know that angry temper arises out of
a sense of being deliberately wronged,
not the accidental.

Iowa’s motto,
“Our liberties we prize
and our rights we will maintain.”

 

 

 

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