We address the condition
of a nation by its social order
the position of its women
in spite of any lenience

a Mother Mary in plaster
a Sinatra’s daughter
Is she dead,, or is she alive!
shame of the holy Mamba

snakeskin dead unwinding
inside mankind’s womb
feminity of her ocean plateau
the conquered vanquished

Indira Ghandi, Jeanne d’Arc
Sinead O’Connor, alas my influences
then there was my mother
her jussive lover on the shore

the paps, the udder, the
suckling teats spent and dry
where judgement falls blindly
on maternal eyes

burka soldiers, riband smiles
who tears the veil
ruination, catatonic surprise
sent on her maiden voyage

around the misted promontory
ancient pearl divers arrive
those happiest away from land
search the deepest, leanest

shifting sand invaders
of the failing, coralled sea
who may still find fresh molluscs
the lushness of schilderiana shells




About edenbray

I'm a writer ... I write .. . I’m not sure why I ever stopped, was it 9/11? .. . edenbray is born ugly, wet and covered in blood, mucous and bodily functions ~ the effluence of my short life .. . I am a Writer and Artist since 1966 - I'm an avid Blogger ~ I write lots of poems, written essays, articles, reviews, opinion + comment .. . I have had many poems selected for Anthologies of verse and recently have published many of my poems in 24+ themed booklets ... please ask for details - join the shebang by leaving me a marker with a 'like' or a comment for my ego and encouragement and thanks for listening - I really value your interest ~ edenbray
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