"I think I’d like to write a whole poetry book on the lost wisdom of periods"
by Amy Sexauer
I feel death Every month when my period hits Like my body wants to make sure I am prepared for mourning The suffocating squeeze of grief The way letting go Is not a conscious thing But heavy and light in turns How I hate it but also How I can handle it
Amy Sexauer is a poet and author of Poppies published by Dead Reckoning Collective, from which this poem was taken. She is a West Point graduate who spent nine years on active duty in Military Police and Psychological Operations units. She is currently in the Army Reserves. You can listen to our Savage Wonder episode with her here.
Follow her here.
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