With all this jibber-jabber about gender,
’tis a conundrum for any attentive community to render
a consensus about who is who and what is what
and whether to swing bathroom door open or shut,
and wondering whether she’s a girl and he’s a boy,
and whether we can use reproductive assets as a toy,
as if genitalia are some useless endowment to be cast aside
like an appendix or a gall bladder, thus neuterizing gonad pride.
But this ole boy was reading in a bible a little while ago,
which is, I understand, a dubious activity if I must say so
because many think that ole book aint hardly worth a dime
because those folks therein were livin’ so far back in time
before there was internet and social media and trash TV
and folks was so bound up in ignorance and primitivity.
And you probably think you know what I’m about to say
about what adam and eve did on that fateful day.
But really I was a-ponderin’ about something other than that–
the teachings of a man who as an ancient king had been begat.
Of Wisdom, he wrote: “She will honor you if you embrace her,”
as if there’s something feminine about wisdom that we should infer.
So, if wisdom is so honorable, as Solomon presents it to be,
why did such a royal chauvinist call wisdom a “her” instead of a “he”?
For such a misogynistic polygamist king to so advise–
why, he had no business issuing such a sexist proverb to the wise:
“Take hold of instruction; do not let her go. Guard her, for she is your life.”
But everybody knows this utterance, by modern standards, is just rife
with chauvinistic, sublimated predatory sexist implication
as if the lusty old king would entrap Wisdom for a coital conjugation.
But really, ole Solomon was like any decent, honorable man
who puts his lady and her wisdom on a pedestal stand.
So it’s good that Wisdom is associated with the Womanly side,
so that Man can proliferate in his brawny, line-of-scrimmage pride.
And this has been going on for a long, long time, y’all.