#poem #poetry #amwriting for a truly clever woman

for a truly clever woman

I see her smiling
and I wonder why
someone so talented
needs to smile

perhaps because
she's a woman
and lives in the loop
of validation


that can't be it

too easy
too liberal

for it is not
the smile
but the force
behind it

does she not know
her own talent

why would she
when no-one does

The Blue Book

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