A milkmaid's tale

I lived in this man-made mess

Entirely not of my own making

Men dined on my humility

Ate from my insecurity

Time was my enemy

My old name taunted me

Haunted and raped me

My dead child remained

Forever in my broken heart

A chain around my neck

I became forgotten

A gossamer ghost

Trembling from existence

Frightened by corporality

Wishing to be absent

To b...

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Demolition

I don’t see any subtlety

No escape from bluntness

The time for diplomacy

Has been swallowed

By a time for profit

A willingness to destroy

No time for building

Only for destruction

Creation loses its place

To come in second

To demolition.

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