Young Female Back in the 70’s

Young Female Back in the 70’s

As she checked for my results,
the woman on the other end of the phone line said slowly,
‘’m positive….”,
perhaps purposely slurring the “I” (which was me),

“you’re negative,”
and I wept
in the dull glass closet
of the phone booth,
hiding my face
in the side against
a wall.

Many of you reading this now
are lucky enough not to even know
what I am writing about.


Poem for leaking of draft Supreme Court decision overturning Roe v. Wade. 

The drawing is a little bit too much on the despairing side (one that I had) –I am sad, but also, honestly, very very angry.

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4 Comments on “Young Female Back in the 70’s”

  1. Susan Weil-Hackett Says:

    Brilliant. Yesterday was a whirl as my head and heart tried to find its focus: fury/sadness/disbelief.

  2. grammalynn Says:

    Beyond angry here!

  3. Helen Says:

    We are angry, rooted in outrage ….ready to fight for what is right.

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