Herland

Herland

Once upon a time

in a faraway land

there lived a group of females

who, together, would stand

in collective strength and solidarity

no sister an enemy

no need for competition or jealousy

for there existed no man.

They all dressed for comfort

hats without silly feathers

for their appearance was their own

not to please any others.

Owned by none, kept their names

treated all creatures the same

leaving all animals unchained

one with all Nature, as Mothers.

Through the guidance

of the elders

all cared

for their younger

no role in the home

as a female full grown

had a life of her own

and she was slave to no master.

Known for their brains

and not for their bodies

neither waited upon

nor offers to carry

the gifts bought to impress

to maintain ultra-femaleness

in return for sex under duress

or an expectation to marry.

Life was more simple

when the only duty they had

was to love themselves most

and each other as much as they can

and at close of day

to God they would pray

in trust and good faith

as their God was a Woman.

First Date

First Date

Her eyes anxiously scanned the crowds

and fixed on you

with smile sounding

like sunshine on welcome skin

with added pinch of luck

for coming to know him

as their nerves shook hands

whilst lips curved

and eyes danced

barely looking down

her heart opened its doors

knowing it had already found

a new way to be free

in the way his heart met hers

wanting her to see

how love preaches its sermon

in the palm-sized

but still so powerful it can

smart your cheeks rosy

in unbroken joy

all the way home.