A Poem on the Miss Nevada Contest Winner: ‘Disengendered’ by Michael Curtis The Society July 8, 2021 Beauty, Culture, Poetry 5 Comments . She is not a she in the Silver State. Never shall be. In the bones of her heart He will ever be he, unwombed by fate, Crafted by lies, makeup, the surgeon’s art… __A petal falls, a stem is cut, a flower __And a bee; weep, no honey sweets his bower. . . Michael Curtis is an architect, sculptor, painter, historian, and poet, has for more than 40 years contributed to the revival of the classical arts. He has taught and lectured at universities, colleges, and museums, including The Institute of Classical Architecture, The National Gallery of Art, et cetera; his pictures and statues are housed in over four hundred private and public collections, including The Library of Congress, The Supreme Court, et alibi; his verse has been published in over twenty journals; his work in the visual arts can be found at TheClassicalArtist.com, and his literary work can be found at TheStudioBooks.com. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses Sally Cook July 8, 2021 Michael — So lovely and so true. Can our world be this insane? Reply Cheryl Corey July 9, 2021 I love the pithiness of this piece. Nicely done, Michael! Reply Joseph S. Salemi July 9, 2021 The person (she, he, or it) who won the Nevada contest won it purely on the basis of the ideologized passions of the judges and contest organizers, who lusted after being perceived as virtue-encrusted left-liberals. Everything in America is a bloody joke now. Reply C.B. Anderson July 10, 2021 But an unfunny joke. Have you done your own virtue-signaling yet, today? Don’t fall behind. Others are watching. Reply Michael Curtis July 28, 2021 Thank you each, for the notice and the comments. Pleased to be in skilled company. Seems to me, what we do is not a joke; if we do our jobs, as we should, we might yet win the good of all. Sincerely… Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.