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Against misogyny & misogamy, always & everywhere. Women, too, possess free will & are not slaves, however men demonize them to aggrandize power & pamper their egos. Free before all (including god, if such is her creed), she answers for herself, now & eternally, to her doom whatever that may be.
 

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Beautiful Words: Vulva



Whatever is born emerges from sheaths
That swaddle the helpless until it breathes,

Frailty consummate in flesh and blood,
As division unites eons of mud,

Refined into acids that solve in cells
For equations that beggar ritual spells.

Puritans in their body-harmer will squirm:
“Hell, what will he talk about next, the ‘worm’”?

Yes. The worm I summon to exterminate
The turning that poisons our lives with hate.

Women I do not hate … because I do not curse
My body, which she bore for me — this verse …

Because, when I’m with you, and within you,
I’m in-vulva-’d in life I know to be true.
 

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EROTIC RECKONINGS, my second volume of poetry, can now be purchased from New Plains Press or from Amazon. My third volume, PIED-PIPER PHILOL

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