(Stories) Poetry|washing women

water woman has a sister
sisters actually hearing
her anguish at night
in the tide torn moon
light lying low
over scum unlit algae sick
lake spread spit sired
by hoarse highrising
mindmilkers
breastspocket
profit poofs
pigpenned
margin
shat
careening

waterwomen subaltern
sisters with standing
pin money taped to broadthighs
buckets not meant for slop
depigging surfaces
with cloths torn from hope chests
sewn in secret as women are

pigs campcaptive
stalled mechanicals
meat cured treats
processing binges

without regulation
without her swell times
waterwoman calls
in her moon
for sisterly affection
well women
their longtime

carry
in godown water

clean

supplies

green ink

wetnursing trusted
intentioned windowmakers
elbowing bluegreen
      scummaking maniacs
      formula fakers

spitpolish washing
       women

        wringing the lake

       so it might sing

Talking Water Project|Debbie Schnitzer (2013)

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