Thursday, June 07, 2018

Unsealing Our Secrets, 2018

A Short Poem Anthology About Sexual Abuse - Women and Men Speak out - #MeToo

Alexis Rotella: Curator/Editor

Individual Tanka

a stranger's
snake hands fondle me
at the festival . . .
not even starshine
can light this darkness

stifling summer . . .
in this house of women,
we are inhibited
by the voyeur who lurks
beyond our open windows

a car filled
with catcalling men
follows me . . .
I long to walk alone
in the sweet evening air

office party . . .
the newly fallen snow
beckons me
away from searching eyes
and tongues and hands

a man leans
against the school fence
u n z i p p e d
I look up and pretend
to see a bird

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