Thursday, January 26, 2017

Cold to the Bone

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Confronting Icy Water is Directly Linked to Revolution

Standing at the edge,
I brace myself for the harsh truth,
the cold shock that awaits.

My commitment pushes me
to dive deep, invisibilizing below the surface,
rewriting the liberation of my body.

©Mary Lee Hahn, 2017

I am joining Laura Shovan's Annual February Writing Project. The words/phrases for this poem originated here.

1 comment:

  1. This is a powerful poem for me in these times, Mary Lee. It spoke to me of my reluctance to take the plunge into a more public role as one who opposes, especially for an introvert who prefers to ask and listen and watch. I feel like I am "bracing myself for the harsh truth/the cold shock" of both a world that is being reshaped, but also of my own more public, confrontational role.

    How does one "rewrite the liberation of one's own body" under these circumstances? When does "invisibilizing below the surface" turn into disappearing? When can it become transforming?

    These are things that I thought when I read your poem. Thanks!

    And Laura's project sounds really cool.