Scenario 1 Exercise 1
I didn’t expect I will stop thanking men
you who marvel at my intelligence.
to be so smart,
And I smiled I will stop thanking men
and laughed who marvel at my intelligence.
and went home
alone I will stop thanking men
to the mirror who marvel at my intelligence.
what the actual
fuck, woman. I will stop thanking men—
Megan McHugh is a Boston-based writer, traveler, marketer, and teacher who is slowly making Miami a second home. She is passionate about fundraising, mentoring community college students, and vegan food-touring. Most mornings, she dances alone in her kitchen before leaving the house. Her poems appear in unorganized Google docs and iPhone notes. If you dig, you’ll also find them in the Long River Review, The City Quill, Hidden Oak Poetry Journal, and Instagram at @meganmxhugh.