To those who have felt entitled to assume that the primary reason I write poetry should be that I happen to be a woman – rather than because I had anything to say or any need to express it.
No, I don’t write poems because I’m a woman;
I write poems because I’m a poet!
No, I don’t write love poems because I’m a woman;
I write love poems because I love!
If you don’t understand what I’m trying to say
I suggest you stop reading right away –
with your lack of intelligence
you would misunderstand
every poem anyway.