Dirty Dishes and Feminism

by Shazia Ali


My teenage daughter will not wash those dishes

Piled up in the sink, or put the laundry away.

You see this week she became a feminist

And woe to her should she demean herself

To do the tasks that must not be determined

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Incomplete Musings

by Amanda Preston


I’ve never finished a book without falling

asleep, not one essay, novel, drama, poem;

how could I be done with something that I love?

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Closure is really an impossible task if

you actually think, so perhaps it would be

best if authors never wrote endings at all

.

Must everything be finished

before our intended receives it?

We, ourselves, never are

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