1765 c/o Lucy K Shaw

Internalized Misogyny

'By marriage, the husband and wife are one person in law: that is, the very being or legal existence of the woman is suspended during the marriage, or at least is incorporated and consolidated into that of the husband; under whose wing, protection, and cover, she performs every thing.'
- William Blackstone

I would be much too embarrassed
to write a poetry book

coming from where I am coming from
as a woman I want no country

no explanations

to be done
thinking and talking

every thing

walking outside and
living on the offensive


it’s me, the humorless feminist of your dreams
understanding and accepting,


I should be much too embarrassed
to write anything probably