Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The Male Gaze

My latest poem:

The Male Gaze

Eva Hitler commits suicide
30 April 1945. The SS man
carrying her body for burning
fumbles furtively her left breast.

Mata Hari is shot as a spy.
Med students use her corpse
to practise an appendix operation.

Clara Pettaci, knickerless,
rigor mortis setting in, swings
upside down in a Milan garage.
Standing on a box a priest
tucks her skirt around her thighs.

A nine-year old girl is excommunicated
for an abortion. The stepfather who raped
her stays in the congregation of the faithful.

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