Saturday, September 18, 2010

Corva (the crow)

Corva (the crow)


And the crow shouted back: “Crow yourself!” --Daniil Kharms

I maintain imbalances
though I may return balance to imbalance
depending on your view
I introduced female circumcision
but worse
worse
for we are an androcracy

I introduced subincision
in which the urethra is cut
so that the organ can be opened up longways
and pressed against the belly
to look like a…

it resembles the bleeding…
adopted freely by men
so they nigh arrogate themselves female wisdom

…of their own free will
a secret society is formed
I am its leader
its member are idiots

--SJ Fowler (1983) has had poetry published in over 60 journals & magazines since the beginning of 2010 and his first collection is released later this year by Veer books. He is a member of the Writers forum poetry group and an employee of the British Museum. He edits the Maintenant interview series for 3am magazine introducing contemporary European poetry into the English language. www.maintenant.co.uk

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