Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Why is wom·an


Why is wom·an
labeled slut
while a he·man
labeled stud
when they're both doin'
the same crud?


The "feminine"
'l' in slut;*
the "masculine"
'd' in stud
It's a fine line
bum and bud.

posted to Read Write Poem: a t-rex and a thesaurus (what a word conjures up)

see also My letter to letters (on the shapes and sounds of letters)

* "For example, vowels are sonorants, as are [some] consonants like /m/ and /l/. Other consonants [,like /d/,] restrict the airflow enough to cause turbulence, and so are non-sonorant."