He would give her something to cry about.
If she knew what was good for her,
she would do something with her hair.
An animated documentary about the legendary journalist who changed the game for women in reporting before women even had the right to vote.
Over under the country unraveling,
the old anxiety returning,
she sits and knits pink hats
for a new generation of women marching.
We try them on as subjects, our mythical forebears,
wondering who we are: Penelope. Persephone. Eve.
Eurydice. Sleeping Beauty, Cassandra, Ophelia, Cinderella.
Sharia law: when laws are created or interpreted based on religion.
we were the daughters
of the witches
who could set fire to skeletons
But the day is an up-turned cup
and its sun a junk of red iron
guttering in sluggish-green water
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