Beach your beauty
on the back of storms
and bind your spells,
pulsating northern lights.
You offer songs to the night
but are drawn by siren stars.
Lured off course without navigation,
you fight waves of mass ejection
and collide with the shore,
exposed to the cosmos:
foamy flukes glint in starlight,
your songs echo in the night.
Kim M. Russell, 2017
Sherry says that there was a lot to be discouraged about in 2017, but one positive is the rise of the ‘Me, too’ movement, revealing how many women have experienced some form of sexual abuse, harassment or assault. Millions of women are coming into the light of day and speaking out.
Sherry wants us to take a moment to howl in a poem about any aspect of women’s lives, our voices, our stories, our silencing, and/or our speaking out – not forgetting the viewpoints of our male poets.