It’s true what they say about women…

This poem first appeared in an on-line magazine called Cahoots which comes out of the mythical Canadian province of Saskatchewan.  

I thought it was very beautiful and it reminded me of adoption although I do not think that was the poet’s intention.

On Surrendering by Sarah Tsiang

It’s true what they say about women. Wearing that white flag so handily, a skirt, a handerkief, linens blowing across enemy lines. Our bodies taught us this art of surrendering, loosened us so we could let go of

Blood

Milk

Children

Let your fist fall open, lie back: know that this child needs so much more than blood,
and that small space to

dream bone, sinew, first muscle.

Breathe

and hold within yourself
a place for him — a burrow, warm, dark and large
enough to contain a name, a nest of bark, the almost-heat of your body: a place deep enough

for a heart-slowed winter’s sleep.

It’s true what they say about women.

Peace

UM

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One Response to It’s true what they say about women…

  1. suz says:

    wow. yeah. reminds me of adoption too.

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