1.07.2013

nepenthes

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--

7 comments:

  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.

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  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?

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  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...

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  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!

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

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