Monday, November 19, 2018

The Loneliness of the Military Historian

Happy Birthday Ms. Margaret Atwood

 Excerpt of the poem:

Women should march for peace,
or hand out white feathers to arouse bravery,
spit themselves on bayonets
to protect their babies,
whose skulls will be split anyway,
or, having been raped repeatedly,
hang themselves with their own hair.
These are the functions that inspire general comfort.
That, and the knitting of socks for the troops
and a sort of moral cheer leading.

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