If time and tide wait for no man
as Chaucer’s long ago lines ran
then could a woman turn the tide
make now and future coincide?
Man-eating tigers pass us by
when they have macho food to try.
Do women criminals go free
cos manhunts do not seek a she?
Much language leaves us women out
though we exist, without a doubt.
The ultimate insult that stung
was hearing man breastfeeds his young.