Qualified (uterine enlightenment)

i am

fiercely feminine

does that frighten you?

my ability to

incubate life

within myself

to sustain two heartbeats

all while balancing

in six inch heels

should I apologize?

for the threat

posed by

my pregnant intellect

my maternal beatitude

my singular victory

over gendered servitude

the one sector

you have no business in

life begins

and thrives

in a woman

 don’t you hate that?

my reflection

in that glass ceiling

so pretty

and just beyond

the aesthetic


breeds potential

i build empires

in my uterus

i raise armies

in my blood

i nurture fury

in my fallopians

should I be ashamed?

my pain tolerance

eclipses  everything

my sinews

harbor a potency

unknown to virility

and if

“woman’s work”


forging humanity

then every woman

is highly qualified

a.duncan, 2016

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Amor et melle et felle est fecundissimus || Love is rich with both honey and venom

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