Can’t get a seat at the table?
Relegated to looking on, waiting for something to hit the floor?
Under foot and unnoticed?
Maybe this year is when you stand up and demand a seat.
Become a partner with those who should be your peers.
So stop settling for mere…
Floundering in the fog, looking for anything familiar
Overhead the moon peers down, but she can’t see me
Unable to get my bearings I just decide a direction and march
Nearer to a destination, come what may
Determined to discover where I have been hiding
Cat and mouse described Nat’s relationship with her peers
At least that’s how Nat saw it
To be the mouse was tiring, but Nat put up with it
Coming to grips with being a target was built into her persona
Having success from an early age was a mixed blessing
Inspiration to some, a threat to most in this male dominated world
Never really at easy in the power dynamic
Given that women were still looked at as either being subservient or a bitch
Until men would stop pawing her figuratively or physically
Perhaps she would need to become the cat in this relationship