Monday, May 12, 2014

Male Violence




We do not speak
maleviolence
the word
maleviolence
the thought
maleviolence
the memory
maleviolence
because
maleviolence
we are afraid
maleviolence
of what will happen
maleviolence
if we do
maleviolence
if we don’t
maleviolence

-JANINE CANAN
CONSCIOUSNESS: New & Selected Poems 1971—2014

JanineCanan.com

Painting by Elisabeth Slettnes 


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