I Am Eve

I am Eve living with accusations storage full Commissioned to clear the backlash of parked myths – vessels in need of repair The path is uneven littered with stones thrown, still I proceed, plan Patriarchy stands by smugly vilifying I am the snake Deceit my foe control my folly battling a lost cause Till rebirth […]

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Once a Mermaid

Impulse once drove my plunges – glorious confidence propelling fortuitous dives – unknown waters an adventure to be conquered. Even with onset of anxiety I’d stalk shorelines, ignore whispering of ¬†catastrophe, hold my breath and submerge. Doubt would follow determination, but buoyed by adversity, I’d swim, force commanding adaptation – I’d find my mermaid’s breath. […]

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Damn Right, I’m Mad

Momma never taught me to respect myself, to value my femininity; she said: Boys will be boys, and girls, I heard, are entertainment, but I ain’t no games table – constructed for versatility, adaptable to men’s whims, waiting around for the game to give me life – no hostess for contests of male superiority, not […]

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We Are Not Cattle

We have been molded, complied with stringent guidelines, define selves as mothers, wives, daughters, bear the shame of blemished lives, remain mute, passive, robotic observers, marginalized Until we witness the senseless dismemberment of a sister, the flow of her blood like a bolt of red electricity, jarring our numbed minds, disrupting loyalties, alerting us to […]

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Women Are Red

Women bleed – red blots in an otherwise black and white world – have learned the language, yet feel like foreigners, undermined by nuances; travel this patriarchal landscape, would-be leaders whose compassion like blood unsettles the ambitious, too exhausted to play the game corporate agendas do not align with weary-hearted mothers who would slow progress […]

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