Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Brian’s Reflection: Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Sometimes I feel as if four thousand years of silencing women,
of the fear of women who were burned in oil
or eviscerated in front of their daughters,
is imprinted deep within me and has altered my DNA.

Olympia Dukakis, actress; she was born
on this date, 1931, at Lowell, Massachusetts

Mrs. Madrigal, of Barbary Lane. Have you read the books? Seen the movies? If you haven’t, you’re in for a huge treat … Olympia as the … well, you’ll see …

beware .. beware
it is like
the earth’s core
roiling with molten metal
feared by men
even if outside tiffany’s
burqa clad
dripping in diamonds
and manolo blahnik shoes
patriarchal fear will be flooded
with female lava
and men will finally
in the mythic depth of being
be freed
and god
will laugh


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