Modern Man ~ Tess Fox

He walked in


Looking at me

With a kind of indirect deliberation

Sat down at my station

Brought a deadly drink and some smooth conversation

The journey he’d traveled

The minds he’d unraveled

Supposedly a freedom fighter for ladies rights

Freudian Casanova of the feminine mind

A miner of soul and spirituality

Not just the divinity of lips, tits and

Behind …his eyes he said, lay the predicament of a pioneer

Of a different kind

The beginning of women who like the bad man

Who take fist to jaw like lost parents take child to hand

The beginning of the father figure phase

Where a girl needs a man… to


Her to follow his ways

‘Oh is that right’

I could not see the difference in

The substance born from his lips


The shit that soiled his fat fingertips

‘You’ve seen places?’

‘Yes I’ve dug deep inside’

‘What… like between two thighs when two lips greet two eyes

And this so-called weak woman is down for your ride?’


He grinned

Touring my breasts … finger to chin and palm to his chest

‘Well what will you modern men think of next?’

If you enjoyed this poem check out Tess’s other work published on feminaust; Stuck in the Middle with Two

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About MsElouise

MsElouise is a community programs worker and feminist from Melbourne Australia. She likes to travel, write, rant and make people feel uncomfortable about their assumptions. She hopes to one day be remembered for changing the world just a little bit. Right now she does this by proving that teenage girls are a higher order of beings.

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  1. Pingback: When In Rome… ~ Tess Fox | feminaust ~ for australian feminism

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