In a different body

Today I am dressed in
The clothes of a man:
Dark suit and tie,
White shirt.

Nobody looked at my legs
As I crossed the street,
Or glanced at my breasts
In the morning lift.

By lunchtime my shirt had
Come untucked, tie undone,
Nobody paid any attention,
As I joined the guys
At the pub for a beer.

When I spoke in meetings
People listened, nodding wisely,
Taking lots of notes,
Nobody watched my fingers
Brush back my hair.

Tomorrow I am going
To dress for work
As a man once again;
Put in for that promotion.


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