About Time - by Greer Clem

Skirt lengths and heel heights

Young girls remarked as “in their prime”

You should go up a size, that’s too tight

Damn, we sigh, it’s about time.


Apologies steeped in ego

Hopeful penance for past crimes

But they don’t mask what we all know

Damn, it’s about time.


“Alleged” leaves us in nowhere land

Lest we tarnish that manly shine

Only now the truth sticks like wet sand

Damn, we sigh, it’s about time.


They silenced our cries and stamped our words

But not today - not yours, not mine

Can it be that someone finally heard?

Damn. It’s about time.

Greer Clem