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To The Amazons

By Cindy Farmer


I will not write of grief today

but of battles fought under pink banners flying


tattered and worn


breast plates cover tattooed nipples like mighty armor


war paint marks demarcation lines 

for knife and beam


a pound of flesh sacrificed on a sterile altar


multi-colored skull caps cover slick bald heads

shaved for combat and secret doors enter veins

where magic potions fuel war


can you hear the savage cries loud and long


there will be no peace talks, treaties or 

white flags of surrender


Mighty Warriors Fight with ever grateful breath

through forced smiles and weary eyes 

gaze into an unknown future


Manifesting the day when 

the Victory Bell will sound






 

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