Masculinity

The first time I got in a fight

I was twelve years old

He was my best friend

Yet we traded blows like

We were strangers

It only lasted a few

Minutes before

Bruised and bleeding from the lip

We stopped

And shook hands

Like men are supposed to.

 

I’ve hung up my gloves long since then

Masculinity

Is a cheap façade

Designed to preserve our

Patriarchy

If I figured that out at

Just twelve years old

What is the excuse of men

Grown men

Who still push

This image on themselves?

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About Greg Moss

25 year old English and Media Graduate based in Manchester, UK. Contact me at: literatureandlethargy@gmail.com
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2 Responses to Masculinity

  1. Hi Greg,
    Thank you for visiting my blog! I sometimes write poems as an equivalent in words to a drawing or sketch…a layered impression of feelings and images. Writing stories is a little more challenging for me because of the more linear expression. I enjoyed reading your poem-post about masculinity. 🙂

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