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April 19, 2019

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Using the “c” word , in any discourse, be it in poetry or the street, is too politicized, too political, too thankless, especially when the speaker is a woman & is in America. It is undoubtedly an ugly word; it demeans women, is doesn’t elevate us. But I am against any form of censorship, self or state imposed. I live by the idea that there are no rules in sex (between consenting adults whose intentions are clear in expression of emotional/physical feelings) & there are no rules in poetry. It isn’t stately. It has its own logic. It’s poetry.

I put my cunt
onto a branch
and let him
dangle there

Goodbye, Cunt!
I whispered
from cold lips
between spoons
of strawberry
ice cream

Ny silent cunt
wasn’t much
without me-
he kept it
Buster Keaton
as the warm wind
plopped him
down to Earth

I took my cunt
in arms, brushed
off the woodland
debris and trussed
him to the crotch
of a forking bough
using a spare
tube of lymph
or some such
viscera

This bounded cunt
just sat there-handsome
as an Easter ham.
I left and knew I lost
the war against him
and all my humors with it.

Why not regard yourself a writer instead of a woman writer; be you, don't aspire to become a data-rich, demographical you.

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