Towards an Epitaph
by Sherri Turner
I will not yield.
I will stand firm and let myself be counted.
I will not have my weaknesses revealed,
and this small thing to which I have amounted
will be preserved, be safe behind my shield,
so when my final story is recounted
the least that can be said will be ‘She did not yield’.
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"Towards an Epitaph" was previously published on a forum website.