Two Women on the Shore
Don't let her white dress
in her mind; in her body
the flaming red hair
feet on green grass – fertile
ready to dive in
save for the anchor, that black shadow -
always that shadow -
mother, grandma, society, norms -
the time is 1898, Norway -
these are shackles that won't set her free
maybe, just maybe (let us hope)
it is herself stepping out of self
no longer blue but ready to be blue -
standing at the edge, on edge
willing to, wanting to, ready to
Originally from Chicago, Dan now lives in the country of Estonia. He was a newspaper columnist in Luxembourg, a co-cartoonist in Luxembourg, and has published articles and poetry in a number of online magazines. He has had a variety of experiences through traveling and living abroad, now doing the best to settle down in the homeland of his wife and kids.
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