Anne Sexton #FridayPhilosophy

Photo by J. L. Fizzell on Pexels.com "...one can't build little white picket fences to keep nightmares out." ~ Anne Sexton

Smashing

The house will fall all that was solid gone to cards and toothpicks the heart has gone out of it and the dreamer has awakened rudely without warning to find she is a cipher a ghost in what would have been her home and so without hesitation without a pause seamlessly the haunting will commence … Continue reading Smashing

Jennifer Saint #FridayPhilosophy

“It was the women, always the women, be they helpless serving girls or princesses, who paid the price.” - Jennifer Saint

Gambler

We did not know the world was a gamble and every step in faith was another call for cards to be shown we did not see ourselves gamblers playing against disaster with the simple lives we led: working, marrying, having children with total ruin a breath away we remain in the moment gamblers reading the … Continue reading Gambler

Consolation

We return to shadows relegated to the dark condemned judged cast aside along with history science the illusion of liberty all of those consumed by the deadly sins of theocracy the refusal to learn, or to think, or to love - Caroline A. Slee

Dolores Huerta #FridayPhilosophy

“That’s the history of the world. His story is told, hers isn’t.” - Dolores Huerta

A Shrinking World

We make ourselves small to fit the space we have though we would grow wild in a world that is full size we make ourselves quiet modulated and calm to fit the voice we were given in our assigned roles we will break the shrinking world cast away our limits occupy space and shout the … Continue reading A Shrinking World

Les Noms

Time strips away the memory the histories left to fade dust and ruins and invisible women relegated to the edges of existence - Caroline A. Slee

The Fist

When the time comes to fight the fist holds a will a near mind of its own instinct drives protection defense dominance over those who wish to subdue us - Caroline A. Slee

Jane Austen #FridayPhilosophy

“I hate to hear you talk about all women as if they were fine ladies instead of rational creatures. None of us want to be in calm waters all our lives.” - Jane Austen