I want so much to serve
with this magic you have given me
these words that will reveal
how much we have done
how much we have learned

from the men who have led us
in their games of violence
they didn’t know any better
I have felt the seduction
free us now and give us a chance
to survive
for they don’t know what they are doing

and someone will have to lead them
give me the courage
to do my part


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Beate Sigriddaughter

Beate Sigriddaughter,, is poet laureate of Silver City, New Mexico (Land of Enchantment), USA. Her work has received several Pushcart Prize nominations and poetry awards. In 2018 FutureCycle Press will publish her poetry collection Xanthippe and Her Friends and Červená Barva Press will publish her chapbook Dancing in Santa Fe and Other Poems in 2019. Sigriddaughter also orchestrates a blog Writing In A Woman's Voice, in which she publishes women's voices.


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