For IWD 2019 let's consider the following:
"A woman ...
... without her man ...
... is less than nothing"
At first sight the words appear as chauvinistic text
But without proper punctuation, they lack conviction and context
Let's make a simple change to get #BalanceForBetter
By punctuating the spaces between the words and letters
Add a colon here, a comma there and the macho huffing and puffing
Becomes "A Woman:
man is less than nothing"
© John McDonough
John has been writing poetry for 30 years. His style is urban/performance poetry. He subtitles his spoken word for the benefit of the hard of hearing and those that struggle with dialect, his is Mancunian.