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It's a Man's World, poem

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"You might as well accept it,"
that's what my grandma says,
"It's a man's world, It just is."

And I never even realized how uneven the roles really were, really are-
today I got so frustrated I even came to have a drink in a bar.

Here there's football on the screens, there are men everywhere, seeming to have not a worry or care.
Good for them, good for you, it must be nice to not have a fucking clue.

Once the baby came that's really what changed the game.
After the baby nothing was the same.

I became handicapped over night, having no use of my arm on the right.

Learning to cook, pee, open doors with the use of one arm,
for a new mom... with an infant... this is the new norm.
You helped out as much as you could but for you life went on, as it should.

One cannot understand the constant demand until one has been in another's shoes-
the role of new mother, a more challenging and rewarding one,
there is no other.

Now, months later you tell me I'm grumpy, neg…

Letter written to African Wildlife Foundation, Letter to Non Profit

Dr. Bergin,
    I’ve felt honored to be a member of African Wildlife Foundation over the years, until recently.
    Since a couple of the last great tuskers have been poached, within days of each other, I’ve felt disillusioned with AWF. How can a group, that’s primary focus is the preservation of African wildlife, that brings in more than $30 million dollars a year not do more to protect the world’s largest land mammal?
    I think of African Elephants daily, several times a day. The nagging feeling that I must do more to somehow help protect this species won’t let me be. I’ve be an environmental and animal welfare advocate since childhood. Knowing that approximately 100 elephants per day are being slaughtered is horrifying and unacceptable.
    I know that you, Dr. Bergin, agree with everything I’m saying.     I know that as you’re reading this you must be thinking, “Boy is her anger ever misplaced?!”     And I hope it is misplaced. I hope and have some faith that AWF is doing everything …