Thursday Night Poetry Blogging

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Applications of Spirituality as a Political Force

~ June Jordan

I will no longer lightly walk behind
a one of you who fear me:
Be afraid.
I plan to give your reasons for your jumpy fits
and facial tics
I will not walk politely on the pavements anymore
and this is dedicated in particular
to those who hear my footsteps
or the insubstantial rattling of my grocery
cart
then turn around
see me
and hurry on
away from this impressive terror I must be:
I plan to blossom bloody on an afternoon
surrounded by my comrades singing
terrible revenge in merciless
accelerating
rhythms . . .

I must become the action of my fate.

Published in The Politics of Women’s Spirituality: Essays on the Rise of Spiritual Power Within the Feminist Movement ed. by Charlene Spretnak

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