Saturday, March 3, 2012

in Camelot

in Camelot,
her mother rode.
the dreamer of horses
and the
dreamed-of.


(once, briefly, another 'we'
were derided as
living there,
in the gilded heights.
but we didn't, 
or if we did,
we didn't stay long.)


little girls then wanted to 
have horses,
wanted to speak French,
wanted
to be thin
and dress beyond what they called style.
wanted to be educated.
wanted to step
on that sailboat.


do you hear them joke now about
education?
do you hear them push
girls
to the ground.


we were those girls,
and we fought 
and loved
and learned.
Dare you not push
us
to the ground.
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