My Lady Ain’t No Lady-Pat Parker

my lady ain’t no lady

she doesn’t flow into a room—

she enters and her presence is felt.

she doesn’t sit small—

she takes all her space.

she doesn’t partake of meals—

she eats—replenishes herself.

my lady ain’t no lady—

she has been known

to speak in loud voice

to pick her nose,

stumble on a sidewalk,

swear at her cats,

swear at me,

scream obscenities at men,

paint rooms,

repair houses,

tote garbage,

play basketball,

& numerous other un lady like things.

my lady is definitely no lady

which is fine with me,

cause i ain’t no gentleman.

 

I’m So Tired-Pat Parker

I’m so tired

of hearing about

capitalist

sexist,

racist,

fascist

chauvnist,

feminist.

I am tired

of hearing about

confrontating

demonstrating

trashing,

smashing,

surviving,

jiving.

I’m beginning to

wonder if

the tactics

of this revolution

is to

talk the enemy to death.