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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