When do boys forget the breasts
that fed him,
and only see the female body as his haven for lust?
When, when, when
only see their manhood in the mirror
of their sister’s virtues?
Can boys be molded to men
only by breaking the bonds to their mothers?
Why, why why?
Because when a man denies
the power of women,
he is denying his subconscious memory
of the womb that opened
the world just for him,
Does he forget, believing
is measured only in the way his wife
by serving him the sons he needs
to preserve the only heritage
that matters (his and his father)..
My choice was to use the line “When a man denies the power of women, he is denying his subconscious.” and I used a male perspective on the transition from being a boy to being a man and a part of the patriarchy.
May 31, 2022