It’s in the mix.
The maiden, the whore
the wise old hag
all mixed together
to create this bag
truths and fictions
part of silk, part oily rag.
And in amongst the feminine
is added something else of mine
a certain masculinity
which truth to say bewildered me
until I came to recognise
what makes life fun is the surprise!
There is no person on the world
who knows the secrets yet unfurled
hid deep in hearts and minds and souls
and every scrap makes up the whole.
Michele Brenton 16th April 2012 for Poetic Asides Day 16 prompt: write a mixed up poem.