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For this session we read a poem A Eulogy by Tania De Rozario, posted below.
Our prompt was: “For everyone…”
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for everyone poked so full of holes, their own voice passes through them, history escaping the body in a series of echoes. for everyone distilled into colour of skin, choice of pronoun, place of origin, length of hair, years, skirt, name, limbs, medical record. for everyone made to believe that the petals of persecution have blossomed from the buds of their own paranoia. for everyone passed over in favour of a name that seemed easier to pronounce, was less of an assault to someone else’s comfort. for everyone accused of prolonged adolescence, scars on their arms marking time like a calendar, body taking itself into its own hands. for everyone blamed for the stare, grope, catcall, assault that cut like glass into flesh as if they had asked to be broken. for everyone deceived into dreaming, everyone who left home and family to provide home and family, returning with nothing. for everyone pumped so full of doctrine, the guilt which ate into their bones made them believe breaking them was the only way out.