You knew this about me before we first met
True, I’m your companion, but nobody’s pet

No leash will I wear, nor “She Is Mine” collar
So what, when I wander, gives you right to holler?

Can’t Alpha Male Tantrum me into submission
Rant all you want to, but it’s my tradition

A part of my birthright – we’re radical women
His water is warmer… and I’m goin’ swimmin’

© 2012 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil
For dverse Form For All: Framed Couplets (first and last words must rhyme in each couplet!)

Also at my poetic hearth and home, Poets United.

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