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Rebellion | A Poem About the Wild Woman

WE WERE ALL EVE ONCE

Samantha Nagel

Empowered


You are not the first to hear it,

That voice in your head - insidious as a snake,

Willing Eve to taste the fruit

(even though we all know this is a story,

Taught to domesticate

Evil,

Bold,

Strong women)

You listen to it daily,

Inviting the voice to dinner with you,

Hearing it say

“You know they all hate you.”

You tuck it in to bed next to you,

Letting it whisper in your ear

“You know you aren’t good enough,”

Causing your dreams to turn to nightmares.

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