They taught me that Every Good Boy Does Fine
or worse, Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge
which left me, a good girl who drooled
over chocolate, quite worried.
Since gender wasn’t mentioned in FACE,
I supposed that was left to me,
so I faced the fact that without a penis,
I was ill-equipped for this world.
Actually, it took many years of introspection
to understand that when men write
mnemonics, they forget young girls
are also memorizing history —
unless it is, as some believe, deliberate
stifling of her story.
What if I’d been taught that
Every Gender Balances Divine Family?
Now there is a big thought
for a curious child to ponder
while fingers move up and down