Thursday, December 29, 2016

Marital Status by Susannah Gregan


i am married
to the Government
He is the breadwinner
i missed out on
in my virginal years.
He is a polygamist
we are His whores
and His bastards.
nonetheless
we are grateful
for His kindness
as we mostly do not
have ancestral lands
to return to
where
weather permitting
toil persisting
sustenance awaits


- Susannah Gregan, an excerpt from Single Mothers Speak on Patriarchy

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