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Unread 10-27-2016, 12:37 PM
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Ann Drysdale Ann Drysdale is offline
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Saw one of those pictures a while back. Wrote this...

She Weeps

He rearranged my face.
He beat it black and blue till it became
A broken benchmark, archetype of grief.

I am a camera. As his great work grew
I froze it carefully in fat quarters
and quilted it together in the dark.

I make his art my art, he makes me his.
Scary, surreal; I declare myself
his muse, his mistress, his amanuensis.

I am a soap-soft baby armadillo
curled in a shell, hard and impregnable.
He is spooning me out with a palette knife

breaking my face, scraping it back together;
making me weep because it is important.
Because women are suffering machines.
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