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Poetry Friday: the idea of shrinking is hereditary by Rupi Kaur

January 12th, 2018 (06:00 am)
determined

Current Mood: determined
Current Song: Peek-a-Boo by Red Velvet

trying to convince myself
i am allowed
to take up space
is like writing with
my left hand
when i was born
to use my right

- the idea of shrinking is hereditary by Rupi Kaur

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: January 13th, 2018 03:49 pm (UTC)

And then there's the actual hereditary problem of actually shrinking due to osteoporosis, but let's not go there...

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 13th, 2018 04:20 pm (UTC)

;-)

Posted by: Linda Baie (Linda Baie)
Posted at: January 13th, 2018 05:26 pm (UTC)
What is felt!

It reminds me of a piece I read from the Wampanoag Tribe in the east. They write "we are still here". So often people, children too, learn only of the past as if nothing is happening now. Pushing oneself to find that space is hard! Thanks for this. Brief words, but provocative!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 13th, 2018 05:33 pm (UTC)
Re: What is felt!

You are welcome. Rupi's work is very thought-provoking!

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: January 13th, 2018 09:25 pm (UTC)
thoughts

There is much to think about in these short lines.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 13th, 2018 09:29 pm (UTC)
Re: thoughts

Allowing yourself to take up space is so important.

Posted by: Keri Collins Lewis (redwriterhood)
Posted at: January 16th, 2018 06:20 pm (UTC)
A stunning poem!

I read Milk & Honey over the break. It is a powerful collection of poems. Very thought provoking.

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: January 16th, 2018 06:38 pm (UTC)
Re: A stunning poem!

I concur. :)

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