The charming misogynist
slips through cracks
by calling women “lovely”
and patting them on the head.
Subtle (he is always subtle)
he is a most beguiling enemy
traveling through alleyways
of conversation, inserting
himself when you least
expect it. Then after,
the doubt creeps in, the
“What did he say?” and
“What did he mean?”
The charming misogynist
tries to topple women
one by one. Careful girls,
he is probably your friend
or, worse yet, your bedfellow.
The most dangerous of animals:
an insinuating, irresistible
interloper.

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