marlene mountain
one-line haiku sequence
november 1985

 

pissed off poems and cross words

renaissance women

michelangelo sculpts shakespeare writes
witches (i.e. healers midwives) burn
beauty of feminine charms rubensque
torture of female body
if she drowns she's innocent
floats she's guilty
in the name of the father the son the patriarchy:
'thou shalt not suffer a witch to live'

 

Perceptions #12 1987

 

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