agog am I
at the question
repeated on radio

(late evening when
thankfully one supposes
the genteel-minded
are blissfully asleep)

How many inches
discussing they are
what lawyers can
and cannot do

the programme is man-led
and up to a point I mused
where women callers were
(I tuned in a bit before 11p.m.)

I wonder too
whether another
a non-male lawyer
would have again
violated the victim

How many inches
is it like

How many proverbial
fleas can congregate
on the point of a needle

How many inches
do we go back
in order to move


How many inches
do we move forward
only to be pushed

back again

(SAFM radio’s late evening conversation on their The Head Space brings forth this one, 18 October 2018.)