Don’t mess with ladies by Letizia Coppola

What I find so brilliant about this week’s poem, by Letizia Coppola of Italy, is the truth is written so simply: Respect others. If you don’t, watch out.

Photo courtesy Brian Landis

Don’t mess with ladies

by Letizia Coppola

I will compare a woman to a dragon.
Usually, women love to be treated with
Respect and appreciation.

They are very giving and most times, you
Don’t have to ask for anything.

They are mothers, they are sisters.
They are women.

But don’t mess with them and treat
Them wrong because then they will change
Into the dragon, spitting fire everywhere.

So people, let’s treat a woman like a
Butterfly in your hands.
Keep them open and let her fly.

Toast was a weekly email newsletter that ran from July 2018 to March 2019. All of the pieces from Toast’s run and more can be read in Solo Novo 5/6.

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