The trampled gates but signified the key.
The oral contraceptives were approved -
Equality of opportunity
And womens' liberation just unhooved....

The urge to overturn old ways was there
A palpably hot rage that somehow cooled
With realization that we were where
We needed to be to remain unruled.

The aura'f niceness some did drive insane
T'was barely bearable for sixty-four
But I couldn't wait to be myself again
Untethered to give folks a bit and more.

But was it an experience that great?
Well, I, for one, could never take the bait....

Summer, 2005
Flemington, NJ