Wednesday, March 2, 2016

POEM: "Beijing Women's Mental Health Survey 2014"

Beijing Women's Mental Health Survey 2014

Because my life is on the border
Between knowing and not knowing
And my skin's stretched so tight
That my nerves are crying out.

Because I’m a woman in a country
That fears and hates their women
Where marriage is a cruel circus
And laughter chases the unlucky.

Because a child was never loved
Before I then yearned to be childless
Because my wrists feel the draw of erasure
And that is why I attend these classes.

© 2014 Rob Schackne

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