and Metis. I am reading how the Fathers
lied and shamed and punished the Woman in us,
denied our needs, our gifts, our rights. I am
reading about Hestia.
I want to feel my old rage, loose my sharp
My heart rejoices, glad to speak their names,
Penny Gerking is a retired RN, has published poetry in The Lyric, Outer Darkness, Perspectives, and ezines; mipo's ella, The Horsethief's Journal, The Green Tricycle, Nectarzine as well as other anthologies and journals. She is editor of Retrozine the journal of memories and administrates the on-line forums Heaven's Pennies. She writes fiction, mainstream and sci fi, facilitates writing groups, teaches at workshops, and still finds playing with the grandkids the most fun of all.
Published by permission of the author.