By Mari J. Matsuda
This is from Matsuda’s Where Is Your Body? And Other Essays on Race, Gender, and the Law. It’s based on an address she gave to the Asian Law Caucus 26 years ago in April 1990 and was first published in February 1993.
I do not own…
e thinking of you
Look in my mouth
As desperation takes hold
Cause I really love you
Stop, I’ll be gone
When there’s a taste in my heart
Americans love guns. According to the Small Arms Survey, with less than 5 percent of the world’s population, the US is home to 35–50 percent of the world’s civilian-owned guns.
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