a history of women writers

slide my eyes into the past:
twenties, with women in bird
hats, stones, hearts in the water
while she sings bubbles in her tea.
and even more, back another decade:
when we were men in our writing,
petticoat ruffles, her dress holding
a gun in her dreams. breaking context,
creating personality – inspiration for
what i do, how i invent my own future.