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Art and Poetry

NOT YOUR GARDEN AND OTHER POEMS

garden

Not Your Garden 

You are not

entitled

to pick flowers

from someone

else’s garden,

uninvited

even if they are

displayed

for the world

to see.

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Purity

Purity;

a dirty little

word that keeps

half the world

in chains.

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Flowers and Silence

That flower between

your legs bares

king and peasant,

writer and artisan,

healer and soothsayer,

yet still they have

the audacity to

silence you.

 

Author: Emily Byrnes 
Email: e10rear@gmail.com
Author Bio: Emily Byrnes is a mental health advocate/dog mom/feminist/writer from New York’s capital region. You can check out her Instagram page for more of her work. 
Link to social media or website: https://www.instagram.com/emilybyrnes_/ 

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