Memo: Officer Callous

 

 

 

I wrote this piece in response to the death of a seven year old girl in ICE custody. It is painfully clear that our government is no longer interested in being the free country it espoused to be.

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Woman, Human

I am woman. 

Life & death reside in me

Creation, betrays me

Steals my youth

With harshest truth

I am hurt

Beneath the skirt

Trials by fire

Stolen desire

As a child

Wicked & wild

Dancing through the trees

Forced to my knees

Made to say please

I am human

Abreast upon the land

Stripped by rough hands

Shadowed sands

Erased demands

I am woman

I am human

Awaiting transformation

Strength, my definition

Releasing this trance

Trembling stance

Seeking what is

Joyful metamorphosis