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”
I am sick of being talked “roundabout “ Denigrated for being in a state of being That I had no say in, though it is 50.1% what I am, and where I go. I am not used to fighting for equal ground, But for a real say. I am studying child law. But, I doContinue reading “Rising to the Label”
Ruth, I named my stuffed kangaroo RBG too, I can give no bigger compliments. The only thing I remember about 1993 was surgery with a girl named Stephanie. A 5 year old with no awareness Of your appointment. As I grew it came, At least partial awareness, Of strength, wisdom, and fire. Without a wispContinue reading “Polish”
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”
My wisdom is faltering And my words are cracked. My strength is lucid like a dream. I pay the price for a vertical back My road has bumps that spawn in the light As I grow parts of me do more than rearrange I leave claw marks in the wisdom of that era Which soContinue reading “Wisdom”
The saying is that the victors write the history books. I look back and wonder, What it says that we cannot condemn people like Robert E Lee? So many years gone, And men for treason, For insurrection, Are honored with statutes, And black men are killed for jogging. Who won the battle? Still
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”
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”
Watching January 6th unfold Hate and othering Violence at invitation “Protesters” killing one of their own, In the name of justice, And I cannot make logic Out of the incongruity. To many new days are added to that which will live in infamy.
Summarized in one sentence. Six words: You hurt people, you deserve pain. in the moment before a heinous crime, Does anyone think they will actually end up in a prison? If anyone does, do you think they have the capacity to care? And, why does the state get to become the criminal?