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Je Suis La Femme: Pas d’Excuses

"Mémoire des fragments passés" - Leonor Fini, 1984
Mémoire des fragments passés” – Leonor Fini, 1984

why
must i
should i
apologize
for being
who
for being
what
i am?

is it
a sin
to be
a woman,
is it
a crime
to be
female,
is there
a law
prohibiting
the possession
of soft
curves,
of a
sharp mind,
of a
bright smile,
of a
dark side,
of gentle
tears,
of violent
rage,
of silent
thoughts
seeking to
make noise,
of a
voice
raised high
to fight
to scold
to shout
to the
heavens
of lust
of love
of longing
of life?

i make
no apologies,
i make
no excuses:
temperamental
sentimental
experimental
rather mental
woman
that i
am…

neither
should you.

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Author:

Midge started her career in PR writing at seventeen when she began drafting documentaries for a government-run television station in the Philippines. Since then, she made a career in advertising and public relations which ended earlier this year. These days, she works for a corporate governance advocacy in Makati. Aside from what she does for a living and her poetry, she has turned her home kitchen into a personal culinary lab and is currently working on another novel.

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