Updated: Sep 20, 2022
The good woman waits.
She yields patience to fate,
doesn't flirt. Much less approach!
Returns compliments only when provoked.
The good woman sits poised.
Shoulder blades sharp, back tense,
sky eyes and neck up.
The good woman is proper.
Smiles acutely, she doesn’t grin like those bad women do!
Black tea strictly, two slabs
of sugar, milk and honey.
At soirées: a coupé de champagne purely.
The good woman, like all of us
well behaved ladies, sits as life escapes her.