I'm Afraid I Can't Attend the Next Meeting
by Sureva Towler
published in Crazy Woman Creek, Women Rewrite the American West
Because I don't want to
hear any more bold, imaginative new ideas,
revisit the mission statement,
review another set of minutes
Because I'm tired of partnerships, coalitions and collaboration,
checking the e-mail.
Because I don't need another
bigger-than-life item on my resume,
a membership card,
Because I want to
effect change rather than discuss it,
have a bake sale instead of doing lunch,
do something, anything,
have another meeting.
Listen up sister.
It's time to toss the Day-Timer,
get off the Internet and into the streets.
Because meetings may be cool,
that ain't where it's at.