POLITICALLY CORRECT

Who may tell her story?
Who has earned the right?
What if she’s come and gone?
Has no tongue, no eyes, no hands?
Must one wear her skin, eat from her bowl
Fight nightmare’s demons on her sleeping mat just to feel the
Rhythm of her heart?
Aren’t we all borne by the moon
As she orbits her beloved blue jewel—
The one she’s always known, and can never become?
Do we not all gaze at the sky
Seek the logic of the stars?
Spend our lives looking outward
To find a way in?

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Anne Leigh Parrish

Anne Leigh Parrish's fifth novel, A Winter Night, will be published in April 2021 by Unsolicited Press. Previous titles are: Maggie’s Ruse, a novel, (Unsolicited Press, 2019); The Amendment, a novel, (Unsolicited Press, 2018); Women Within, a novel (Black Rose Writing, 2017); By the Wayside, stories (Unsolicited Press, 2017); What Is Found, What Is Lost, a novel, (She Writes Press, 2014); Our Love Could Light The World, stories (She Writes Press, 2013); and All The Roads That Lead From Home, stories, (Press 53, 2011). She lives among the evergreen trees in the South Sound region of Washington State.

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