The Socialist Unity Network

Mandy Beaumont



asks what I am wearing

how many servings of pie I have had

tells me how my hair should fall down my face



Tomorrow at work I will 


wear a nylon skirt and

black slip ons


I will sit at my desk

type for him

take direction, listen silently to his phone calls

speak of little.


For weeks he will ignore me,

treat me like nothing (but his secretary)



Then on a whim he will


summons me to his office

bend me on his desk and

welt the back of my legs,

destroy my grey silk blouse

with his built up nervous tension




He inflicts pain that touches

the scars of what has been



the pleasure

                                           he knows

                                                          I want







September 2004


For Socialist Unity ~ For Internationalism ~ For Peace ~ For Justice ~ For Unity ~ For Socialism