Each Movement is a Defense

She has to be
this idea–

the assertive voice,
the aggression and sass,
the decking me twice
(reason doesn’t matter)

–because each movement is a defense
against becoming unseen.

—–

Poetry Pantry #163

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22 thoughts on “Each Movement is a Defense

  1. I really like its brevity and clarity. You sum this person up, how they act, and their drive behind it so well and you also don’t pass judgement. It is just your observation, which makes me think, how would I feel about this?

  2. The line “decking me twice” gave me a shock. The protagonist in this piece comes across as a bit of a bully while the writer is really brave to be able to see her insecurities for what they are. I don’t know if I am reading this piece too literally. Powerful writing you have there.

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