I’m reading a book called Women’s Glib: A Collection of Women’s Humor. It’s full of comics, poems, short stories, and other storytelling adventures. It’s not a recent publication, but it’s still enjoyable. This short poem, in particular, gave me a chuckle.
Change in the Weather by Mary Hazzard
Good news from the meteorological front!
Now half our storms will be manly and blunt,
Objective, broad shouldered, and legally free
From female caprices and hyperbole.
Amelia and Bess must yield some of their hail
And their showers and tempests and squalls to the male.
Carlotta and Rosa will find that a breeze
Can whisper Vicente as well as Louise.
Who wouldn’t feel snug in the eye of a storm
Called Daniel or Sergio or Hector or Norm?
And, surely we’ll all sleep more easily nights
Since weather, at least, has achieved equal rights.