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Don't Cry, Beloved Mother.
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Father just explained to me, that

The original oppression of woman

Was based on crude denigration.

She caused man to fall.

Therefore, she became a scapegoat.


No, not a scapegoat,

Which might be, blameless

But a culprit richly deserving

Of whatever suffering man chose

Thereafter to heap on her.


That is a woman in the Book of Genesis.

Out here, our ancestors,

Without the benefit of hearing

The story of Genesis in the OT,

Made a similar story

Differing only in local colour.


At first, the sky

Was very close to the earth.

But every evening

Woman cut off a piece of the sky

To put in her soup pot.


Or, as in another version,

She repeatedly banged

The top end of the pestle

Carelessly against the sky

Whenever she pounded the millet.


Or as in yet another rendering-

So prodigious is man’s inventiveness-

She wiped her dirty kitchen hands

On the sky’s face.

Whatever the detail

Of woman’s provocation,

The sky finally

Moved away in anger,

And god with it.


So, to imagine goddesses

Or mothers of god

Or daughters to god

Is particularly blasphemous

In the mouths of people

Who hold the female sex

In contempt.


Who boast, beating their breasts,

Like the Pharisee at dawn prayer.

Thank you Almighty, God

For not creating me as a dog.

For not making me a gentile, and

For not conceiving me as a woman.

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