Bodily autonomy has never been questioned In one way or another women have been made to fight for scraps of it And the further we are from the intersection of rich wasps The more it stings. I hope against all things that we all stay standing this time, Without becoming numb and complacent. My rageContinue reading “Unprecedented”

Up Hill Both Ways

Is real, right now. Even when I am not walking. A Human invention, Fueled by no effort. Because effort is costly. But the bliss of ignorance, Will wear thin and implode. We are slowly coming to focus As the smoke and shrapnel come to rest. Because we have trained, All our lives going up mountains,Continue reading “Up Hill Both Ways”

The Wounded

They often walk without drooping heads. I live among them for a reason. Not displaced, stabbing over. The wounded are not ugly, Perhaps hallow in the areas Behind the oozing. If there were no angry, gapping wounds The people may see the threads missing In the world they were torn from. I am yet gone,Continue reading “The Wounded”

To The Young Nurse

A month ago At my first hospital visit In a year, I met you. Be nice to the nurses, They 💛 bananas like the rest of us, They don’t usually inquire About whether their patient’s “personal lives “ Were a life choice. When I told her, I cannot be pregnant, I didn’t even joke, AboutContinue reading “To The Young Nurse”