To Be A Woman In Texas

 

so much for the self [and all her] evolutions,
to be more than a womb in a state with such
temperatured differences,  its acres of empty space
and nitrate stars—an oil field ready to
burn up all of her kind; is there even a quiet
field in this galaxy, where she could request
a new sun, one that wouldn’t hollow
out her irises, like this old emperor, where
the word “infinite” doesn’t drone on
as a climate of darkness, where a promise
collides into a comet
of another promise, from which no one
bets with the law on its origins, from which life
revolves around the ground it chooses, rips up
seeds at will.

 

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Amanda Kimmerly is a poet, editor, and writing coach.  Her main focus right now is to become a clear channel for creative inspiration.  Meanwhile, you can locate more of her work at Full of CrowStorychordPear Noir!REAL: Regarding Arts & Letters and Arsenic Lobster. You can find her at: www.polishedpearcreative.com.

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