This is a two-part poem I wrote while attending to a family member struggling with a serious case of bipolar psychosis.
Men have come to dominate military combat but new evidence suggests this might be more an accident than an inevitability of evolution.
Sometimes, the only way to help someone seems to be a cruel or nasty approach – a strategy that may leave the ‘helper’ feeling guilty and wrong.
‘Come home’ Ma says. ‘Enough of this estrangement.’
Camille’s desire to pin text to her body is ironically as mutilating and violent as men’s desire to pin women down as either virginal or promiscuous.