why do four walls suggest
that this space is my sphere

we shout out, loud, and proud
hidden but for our dreaming

Brocky Karoly, Sleeping Bacchante, 1850
public domain: Wikimedia Commons

the window of opportunity
opens infrequently, so fly
i want you when i want
and demand that you say yes

Kenia asked the Real Toads to write couplets inspired by landai, folk poems of the women of Afghanistan.