What was it like in the 20s one-hundred years ago?
Was life more simple then
when it was finally acceptable to apply makeup in public,
to strap a flask of moonshine beneath your dress
and take a sip before voting for the first time?
Did you leave your kitchen (and your new electric icebox) behind,
climb into your new Model T
and rumble off to work outside your home for the first time?
Tell me. How was that new-found freedom?
Did it Roar with jazzy attitude
as you shimmied and twirled
and Charleston-ed your feet toward new opportunities?
I hope so.
You paved the way for me.