asteria

United States of America

don't settle for the mundane;

chaos is far more intriguing.

Message to Readers

i'm more than a little angry

"he's better now"

April 26, 2019

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i am not ashamed of myself.
no,
i am not ashamed of myself.

& if you ever try to tell me
i am too much
or not enough,

i will tremble
with the rage of
every woman who's been beaten,
every woman who's bruised-lip blood runs through these veins,
every woman who's tears have watered the rose-thorn throne upon which you lounge.

& you will see what happens
when your twenty-first century granddaughter
with ripped jeans,
torn fingernails,
& a bleeding tongue that's been held one too many times
gets fed up
with your
cave-man catcalls and rawboned-wolf stares.

-homage to the man my grandmother escaped
 
~asteria

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