All I want
is to lie with my Man,
to take him Inside & bloom--

but how can I open
when upon my Eyes closing,
I see eviscerating

instead of Lovemaking--
a Girl disemboweled,
smote & dumped for dead--

I’m just a Girl,
lying with my Man, quaking--
All I want is for Her to Fly--


  1. Yeah.
    Well turned, tuned, told.
    We'll leave this narrator stuck for the world to see, and imagine,
    while we move on and live.

  2. I've always found it difficult to reconcile that one act can be both life affirming, life creating, and so destructive, use to brutalize. How do you explain that to your children?

  3. Stunning, Marian. I've spent a lot of time, lately, considering the notion of evil. And now I shall consider it more, and work toward its counteraction, disempowerment...

  4. Right now I am reading A Thousand Sisters, about "the worst place on earth to be a woman : Congo". This poem speaks to what women endure all over the planet in a way that makes my womb uneasy. Powerful, kiddo!

  5. Such a powerful, jaw-dropping shift in the middle...


Thank you for sharing your thoughts!