Ashley Grice


On Mansplaining

He boldly states it to the room—
A thought refined,
First offered quietly. Then boom!
Repeated loudly, now it blooms:
Nods of assent, they’re all aligned.
I shake my head, my face bemused.
His thought’s acknowledged as sublime.
I like it, too.
As it was mine.

Ashley Grice is a corporate CEO living in Atlanta with her husband, son, daughter, and medium-sized, barky dog Sam. She has dabbled in writing since graduating university with an English Language and Literature degree but was waylaid by her MBA. She is finally back on track.