inspired by ezra pound and radio lab

O stupid queen!
For thinking of the past
as anything other
than a trap
for women,
a time that calls you
a disease.
I drop my head
into a bath
heated most modernly.
My chin-length hair
floats away.
Your voice does too.

3 Replies to “inspired by ezra pound and radio lab”

  1. I like how you captured the tension between who we were and who we are becoming. It’s a wonderful archetypal theme. You break the tension with “most modernly” and it floats away (yet again). Beautiful!
    Dennis —

  2. I appreciate this poem because it highlights the fact that all old days aren’t necessarily good ones especially for women.

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