*Note: This poem was inspired by the struggle women face in the workplace to be taken seriously, to be seen as powerful, strong, and confident, rather than objectified, and stereotyped.

A silent wonder.
Just some skin, 
Segmented, cut, altered. 
Measure up 
Or measure off. 
Hard worker 
Easy on the eyes. 
Long legs, 
Keep’n it tight
Beautiful mind 
But he’ll have more brain
Show him up 
He’ll put you to shame.


Elisabeth Pels

Elisabeth Pels is a student who has a passion for writing and is working toward her degree as a Forensic Pathologist. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, oil painting, playing Violin, Guitar, and the Merlin, as well as giving music and art lessons. A few of her favorite poets are; Tracy K. Smith, T.S Eliot, and Ramsey Nasr.

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