i have no mouth and i must scream—
white woman cuts open my throat, settles herself in white woman is articulate with my tongue
white woman makes a home out of my body and gifts me a smile: broken english, a fragmented scythe for a grin
brown woman never speaks the same way

i look for a return to the womb—
white woman prods at the dark flesh white woman divorces the body
white woman retracts only once she has milked the deep red of its fertility: it comes like honey
brown woman is barren

i exist in a body that is not mine, in a mind that has been pillaged and partitioned; I wish to occupy myself—
and white woman swallows me whole white woman feeds my remains to her children
white woman exists in a state that is purely theirs
brown woman is always her surrounding
never her substance.