Curious Devices

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

the scales.

Inspired by The Daily Word Prompt: mnemonic


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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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