Tag Archives: identity

Poem: “I”

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Cast me in the pool

of their contempt.

Oblivion shall ripple,

and I on jelly bob.

 

Eat me on the morning

when everyone goes,

Values will slide

just as foretold.

 

Weave me in linen folds

of rusty years.

Tomorrow will end,

and so will I.

May 19, 2006

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Poem: “Gems”

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The woman’s fingers were plain;

Her ears were hole-less.

Nothing bound her wrists.

And her throat was cloak-less.

She was embarrassing, crude, and pointless.

Pewter or gold–

Society’s preference never

alarmed her.

All the shackled found her

rather strange, if not plain.

She was pegged in many

categories, just to name her.

It was psychologically distressing

For her to be so timeless and happy.

It was rather dangerous,

this woman with the plain fingers.

No symbol of marriage or birth.

It just wasn’t right.

And they tried to bind her

with unfriendly silence

and sharp words.

 

September 17, 2005