Mara Eastern’s Poetry 101 Rehab,
hosted by Andy Townend
“No Meaningful Difference”
I’ve never really
understood what’s masculine,
feminine, or why
the world, a sea change,
settling me on distant shores,
I charted my path
blend of many traits—
filled with joy
“No Meaningful Difference”. Copyright © 2016-01-04,
by Lizl Bennefeld. All rights reserved.
In my home of origin, no distinction was made as far as KP duties, household chores, interests or activities. My reading was not noted, each parent sharing their own favorites (which often overlapped). Wardrobe contents were, as my mother said, merely costuming choices. My interests were supported, as were those of my (six) siblings. I will confess that we were taught to not conform or judge, but to make our own paths in the world.
However, my mother was quite impressed by The Natural Superiority of Women (by Ashley Montagu) and quite articulate concerning such issues.