Thursday, 16 May 2013


I am a woman.
It is complexity of gender
Which makes me state emphatically
This most simple of facts.

I am a free woman.
I take a pill to control my body,
To keep it free,
To stop any man owning me for longer 
Than the span of his pleasure.

I am a young woman.
I am careless if not carefree 
I have no lines across my face
I have the future, 
No matter how brief or long
To dwell on. 

I am a person.
Of nature unspecified, 
Of love undersigned 
Of consideration given and taken.

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