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On being woman

 

November 10, 2004
iranian.com

Your beauty is not your own
Your body is not your own
Your thoughts are not your own

Your humor dare not show
Your talents dare not shine
Hide, hide, hide

So the hammer
Does not come pounding hard
Beating with knotted fists

Blue and purple pansies
Spread under your eyes
Swollen shut for the class photo.

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