For My Ladies

We are some miracle, I think
on lonely days, that we come
back to time and place lips
on fresh wounds, bury problems
asunder even though they bleed
through the spaces of our unsteady hands.

I wonder at the places we’ve been
in our minds, the fantasies that they
can never hope to satisfy, the climactic
utopian visions we imagine of sex and
peace and religion. The epic visions of our faith.
Simple, possible unity leveled by an unruly gang
carrying testosterone and wealth.

If only the world of banks could
live in our minds, what wealth
to spend, what passion to eat.
If only they knew what was good for them
what a wonderful world it would be.

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15 thoughts on “For My Ladies

  1. A powerful reflection about what really matters, Kate – healing, peace, utopian visions of unity – and the “unruly gang” of bankers who make that so difficult to actualize.

  2. We are miracles…and everyday I’m astonished at how it all comes together.

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    From:”Kate Houck, Poems” Date:Mon, Jun 29, 2015 at 10:10 AM Subject:[New post] For My Ladies

    Kate Houck posted: “We are some miracle, I think on lonely days, that we come back to time and place lips on fresh wounds, bury problems asunder even though they bleed through the spaces of our unsteady hands. I wonder at the places we’ve been in our minds, the fant”

  3. Reblogged this on Kate Houck, Poems and commented:

    In preparation for the Women’s March today, I look back on some poems I have written about the experience and the honor of being a woman.

    Tomorrow and on the days that follow, we must not lose our resolve as women, as human beings. Too many have sacrificed for our sake, for the rights we enjoy today that are now in grave danger.

    I march today so these sacrifices are never forgotten.

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