Odradek

A found poem, based in Kafka's The Worry of the Father of the Family (as translated by Stanley Corngold). Neither pertains Enables Functional shape Merely broken Meaningless Its own way complete Treat him Like a child Laughter Without lungs Almost painful

Gilded

Inspired by a quote from A Vindication of the Rights of Woman by Mary Wollstonecraft: "Taught from their infancy that beauty is woman's sceptre, the mind shapes itself to the body, and roaming round its gilt cage, only seeks to adorn its prison." Meant as salvation Turned sanctuary There was no escape Only survival No freedom … Continue reading Gilded