He’s a living embodiment
of Simone de Beauvoir’s theories—
he can’t see that he’s a huge gender warrior,
because he doesn’t think
of masculinity as a “gender.”
Gender is something those things have,
those women, those Others.
Masculinity isn’t a gender,
but the human condition,
and gender is just a lack that women have.
Yes, I took someone else’s writing and turned it into poetry. This was supposed to be included in a larger project that never saw completion.