Occupy Poetry

Noose

BY Lisa Haviland

Why should we hear about body bags and deaths and how many, what day it’s going to happen, and how many this or what do you suppose? Oh, I mean, it’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?
- Barbara Bush on ABC-TV, March 20, 2003

The mind
an accessory
not beautiful
but brilliant
when worn by a woman.
But why bother?
balks our Babs.
Go for the slow kill,
the death of feminine
dissent, disarray
a pearl necklace
tied tight.

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This poem originally appeared at http://www.anotheramerica.org/noose.htm

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