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Wilder

This Straight Line

A poem

Photo by Nsey Benajah on Unsplash

This straight line is killing us…
a rope to hang from,
a burning stake,
a stack of pressing stones.

This straight line demands compliance.
We must be all woman
all the time.
Delicate. Quiet. Soft. Gentle. Loving.
Taking up as little space as possible.
The intersection of woman, man, and animal
that we are
is unwelcome.

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