Sunday, 28 October 2018


by Christine Elizabeth Ray

they tell me
I am no longer
a bringer of life
since monthly ruby tides
synced to moon rhythms
have ceased
they call me
they do not know
my truth
my womb
my soul
primordial oceans
humming with
single cell organisms
itching to divide
to explode with
fecund creativity
feminine power
waiting taut
to be unleashed
with passion
with fury
recreate this universe
in her image
realign the stars
this is why the world
of men
in the armor of their three-piece suits
and patronizing voices
fear the sexuality
of middle age women
orgasmic contractions
of our womb
acid words from our pens
our combined voices
a hail of silver bullets disrupting
the smoke of illusion
shattering the mirrors
of status quo

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© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All Rights Reserved

Christine Elizabeth Ray is an indie author and freelance editor who lives outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the creator of the blog Brave and Reckless and Managing Editor of The Sudden Denouement Literary Collective (Blood Into InkSudden DenouementSudden Denouement Publishing, & Whisper and the Roar) as well as Indie Blu(e) Her writing has been featured on SpillWords, fēlan poetry & visual zine, Nicholas Gagnier’s Swear to Me (2017), and his upcoming collection, All the Lonely People. Christine’s first book of poetry, Composition of a Woman, was published by Sudden Denouement Publishing in July of 2018. Her second book of poetry, The Myths of Girlhood, is scheduled for release later this year.

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