By Tarra Stevenson
Living in a white fog of patriarchy/phallocentrism/misogyny
Today a class of teenage girls
discussed the power
of Marie Curie
her sacrifice to birth knowledge
even in the face of her own death. A radio-
Today a vice-president eliminated
denying their rights
denying her fights
and the teenage girls understand this
But they are tired
They refuse this half-life.
Tarra Stevenson teaches at an all-girls school, where she is an agitator, educator and feminist. She has fiction in Shirley Magazine and poetry in Vinyl Poetry and Prose. She earned her BA from UC Davis, her MA from Loyola Marymount University, and is currently pursuing her MFA in fiction from UC Riverside’s low-residency program.
Photo credit: Loran via a Creative Commons license.