Thursday, April 18, 2019

A poem in response to Dorothy Allison's essay

A poem in response to Dorothy Allison's essay: A Question of Class.

For Dorothy.

Courage, humor and love
Simply disappear
In the politics of They.

Despair must be lived
In a world that despises the weak.

They who hold dominion
Overcome and deny.
The impulse to forget/remember

Those who disappear into:
One pair of eyes
One set of hands
--Heard by no one.

Our tears form the ground notes
In a howling cadence of
What will not change 
In the world of We.

Courage soul: learn to wield.

         Karen Joyce 2019

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