Considering how much time I’ve spent

in the company of females

I look forward to the day

when I’m considered a subject matter expert

and asked by men,

what’s the secret?

Because there is no secret.

You just step back and admire

beautiful minds with relentless spirit

and nurturing ways.

Strong, caring souls whose antithesis is a heartless bitch.

And even she is a thing of beauty.


This is the eleventh poem of my personal 30-day poetry challenge to break away from the machine to think about things that don’t matter. I have no idea what I’m doing. – Jim

A prayer for the dying
the devil's lullaby

Jim Mitchem

Writer. Father to daughters. Husband. Ad man. Raised by wolves. @jmitchem on twitter. First novel, Minor King, out now.

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