Flowering Equality

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The dream was equality.

 

Eventually.

Inevitably.

It would happen.

 

Every year women take to the streets

with placards documenting ongoing

Domestic violence.

Rape.

Income inequality.

Everyday sexism.

Intersecting racisms.

Endemic ageism.

 

49.6% of the world’s population are not equal.

At all.

 

Every year he gives her flowers;

Mimosa blossoms (if he can find them).

She will hug him, smile

and arrange them in a vase

surrounded

by the smell of her childhood

and memories

of waiting

patiently waiting

to be given yellow flowers

by boys like him.

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