PARTHENIA

Interminable
generations
of absences
and silences.
Forbidden
voices.

Violence
imprisons.
Violence
sets limits.

Wounds from
domestic violence
Are monstrous
reversals.

To heal
is to
open
a conduit
to our
collective
past.

Wounds
to the
body
and spirit
Are a
memory
theater.

Wounds
must be
interpreted,
Suppression
ended.

Our
voices,
more
powerful
than we
remember
Form
the connecting
links
Between
pain
and healing
Between
longing
and reality
Between
questions
and answers
Between
one another.

Everywhere
we are
naming
the evidence
Everywhere
we are
breaking
the silence

Parthenia
Gives birth
to herself.
Parthenia
herself
Gives birth
to the
universe.
Parthenia
is a force
so deep
She can
inhabit,
heal,
bear witness,
Give voice
offer resistance,
through
the court of
public witness
In the web
created by
collective
experience