Why I Haven’t Written
Opening stanza and closing stanza.
Amazons had them removed
like this. But they chose to.
The enemy has provided you with room
for a weapon. If we can find one.
The poignancy of the piece results from the movement into apostrophe (from mere description of the Amazons) and then into the intensification of a commitment of a shared destiny — “we” sonorously laid close to “one”. We somehow know that the true weapon (like the true enemy) is shaped of words …
And so for day 1566