Richard Cody

The Male Gaze

I am a man
of conscience, heart and mind.
A liberator of souls
against tyranny of every kind.

Yet and still,
these eyes of mine
when they look upon
 a lady fine

can reduce me
in one hot moment
to a state
of primal torment.

My world is measured in inches,
my mind goes all aglaze
as the object of my attention
is devoured by the male gaze.

—Richard Cody—

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