Friday, April 28, 2017

Impervious (Day 100)

Photo: elbpresse















before before  
before I could turn 
it off   but I 
miss the morning 
all day now  and listen  
to the radio  

letting it 
cycle between 
news and music and 
holding each other 
in contempt 
feeling like we were 

living in an all-new 
better-than-before 
world   one where 
we had covens
of rich white men telling 
our bodies not to have 
ovaries or uteri

and we 
were oddly hopeful
hating  losing  fighting for 
a scant handful 
of freedoms
instead of shrinking 
from them 
and our country 
is impervious 
to our pain


(c) 2017, by Hannah Six