Saturday, May 7, 2016

There is this ambivalence that I must deal with

How do I deal with it— how?

Originally a dancer    are you certain they're talking about the same Butterfly McQueen   Gone with the Wind    Gone      leaving      get out!    And where were her own children    who was watching them   while the trauma of fences     and Scarlett O'Hara is my mother's favorite  heroine   and    she's rolling down a spiral staircase   right  when the police come     We know our father's push them but sometimes  we wonder if it was us      if we're  in cahoots with every oppressor   on every side   because I am that powerful      that ruthless   that abiding      that ambivalent