So Columbus came west and found the Americas. Well. Actually didn’t make to the Americas, but found Indians. Well. He named them that. Actually, Canadian Indians don’t like to be called Indian. American Indians don’t mind. Not sure why. So. Well. We’ll call them Indians for now.
Me (inside my head):
We just argued about the French Revolution and the exclusion of women and its framework for…
She offered me the opportunity,
to donate. She offered me a daffodil to wear, tucked
onto my jacket lapel.
Would I like to join the fight against Cancer? She smiles.
No thank you.
I wear my daffodil under my clothes and try to
It was carved onto my skin with a scalpel.
It’s not a fight. I didn’t win. I didn’t
Medicine. Doctors. A lot of luck.
The best we can…
I want to wear garish red lipstick and flirt outrageously with handsome young men.
When I get old, I want to sit in the sun where I can hear the waves crashing against the beach.
I want to giggle at the boys who walk by wearing their wetsuits carrying their surf boards under their arm.
When I get old, I want to drink tea while reading books.
When I get old,…