orients me,
helps me know
where I am.
Men aren’t much
good at it,
the best they do
an aggressive
putting forth,
the way my
ex-husband used
to lecture from
the front of the room.
Or else they tune
you out,
or dismiss your
concerns as folly.
All these decades
not much has
changed, not much
was gained.
I still have no one
to talk to.