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a poem for irina poulet

irina poulet passed away in 2013. irina was a poet, writer, and intellectually supercharged womyn. she struggled for many years with anorexia and myriad emotional challenges. she was an incredible supporter of my work and composed some brilliant poetry in honor of my own. i miss her terribly. special thanks

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poetry

i don’t remember

this poem is NOT about “what happened.”

it’s about my struggle with “remembering.” it took years and years to remember as much as i know now. but, in “remembering,” and focusing on healing, i am slowing letting go.

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do i?

do i

cut my hair?

or

do i

pull it out?

do i

dye my dirty blonde

triple-process platinum?

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poetry

a moment (of strength)

…there are these moments

these little, tiny moments
when, again my strength is tested

when, again my resolve is forcibly entrusted

with ever greater need
to rise above and beyond what I believe I can exceed.

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