we will solve the problems of the world.
our power will dissolve the crooks and crannies
of white men, like roots that push up through sidewalks
who once believed themselves invincible.
we'll do it after we drink wine and eat eclairs,
after we laugh until 10 p.m., comforting a black
dog scared of thunder until she cries out in
her dreams of chasing rabbits, her small paws
it's a small spare living room with an old rug
and chairs with cracks in them, but this is a gathering
of strong, beautiful women.
we do not need a new Porsche or a young wife,
we stand on our own two feet.