she was conscripted

by poetry

with every scrivening

of her pen-scratched



shackled themselves

to her

constricting the strictures

as they fought

to tighten the binds

of oft-perverted



became her playmates

soulfully aerating

idiotic power structures.


morphed into her

sister circle

stepping into places

vacated by contrary

comrades of old.

elocution of locution


to stand her erect

when her soul slumped

under weight

of foreshortened futures

penned pictures.

fluid diction

fluency of phraseology

swum her upstream

against the winnowing tide.

among the buffeted

displaced translucent minnows

she discovers

radiant rainbowed iridescence

sister outlaw poets


swallowing the stream

as they author

their revitalization

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