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The RibDear Adam:
I have thought about your formation
And mine a glorious rib, extracted.
I have examined your godly ribs,
Found nothing Christian.
I swear on the saints, I searched.
You are part deity, but a Grecian one:
An ancient and anonymous bust of marble,
I looked for you in myths and I found silence.
You must be part creature:
I thought I'd uncovered you part-by-part
From fetid swamplands, pale and sinewy,
Grasped by roots of blackened trees
Whose branches writhed, serpentine, above.
I thought you struggled there, caged
Or maybe that was me,
And you did the finding.
Does that make you a savior?
Perhaps you are some breed of conqueror.;
You have indeed taken certain temples.
Each holy edifice you desired
Not for the crumbling of cathedral walls,
But for repose upon the pews within.
Holy water stains the floor;
Windows lie in vibrant shards;
Your spoils sparkle and smell of incense.
Above all, you are part human.
This was the most shock
MeowMy university's literary magazine is publishing my poem, but I sent them back a revision which was more race-conscious begging them to put that one in if it wasn't too late.
It was too late!
So I'll post it here...
In oils, they are not women anymore,
These pallid dark-browed strangers in black lace.
They stare like ghosts that never touched the earth,
With upturned faces bright like silent moons,
All milk-complexioned under pastel skirts,
All picturesque, all striking and unreal.
It seems they are but myth, these gold-framed girls
Who peer out from beneath dull heavy jewels
Tied close with ribbon round their fragile necks.
The busks and whalebone stays are foreign now,
Which laced to perfect curves unnatural waists.
Beneath those bodices, cages of steel
Turned women into statues without lungs,
Induced a femininity so pure
That spine and pelvis bent for beauty's sake.
These portraits are not women anymore:
Just voiceless paintings on the museum walls.
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