Women wanted rights too.
were tired of being the angel in the house.
wanted something more.
too cried black ink into their pages.
cried in the streets
much more abuse can we take?”
work the mills.”
get paid pittance for our labor.”
teach our children the ways of the world.”
should see us as equals.”
should be allowed to have a say in our lives,”
were fighting with you”
the revolution burned”
is our voice?”
waterfall conventions in America
disillusioned disenfranchised meetings in Europe
signs on sidewalks
they called out in the streets
they could be heard by the men
their brutish machines.
men didn’t listen.
machines and money made the louder noise.
included the better half.