FIDO | a poem

I’ve felt you infiltrate me

before I was even born


my mother’s body told me the truth


and I lingered

ever crescent

in your unholy waters


and I learned all your faces by heart

as you picked me up

and held me in your arms


I knew who you were

but I didn’t have any sentence structure


you robbed women of their bodies

told the soul to come back in half an hour


and I grieve those who were conceived in contemptuous silence

the ancestry with us in my mother’s womb


ghosts know all apertures

he didn’t want to see

the embodiment

of what he did

My own drawing © Laura Gentile 2021 | Instagram: @melpomenepaintings

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