Trigger Tanka

Aurora Phoenix/Blood Into Ink

Blood Into Ink

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my body, not mine

is communal property

man, with subtle touch

lays claim daily, ignorant

his finger’s on my trigger

(image: Matt Wisniewski)

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Author: braveandrecklessblog

A former clinical social worker, I am a research administrator, writer and artist. I started writing fiction and poetry in my pre-teen years and most recently have been writing essays at the intersection of popular culture, politics, world events and my personal experience. I take the world seriously but believe that the ability to laugh at myself is essential to my survival. I am rediscovering myself at 50 after being defined primarily by my roles for the last 18 years. I refuse to be invisible. I honor my voice. I write because I have to.

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