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Without Children
Poem by A.J. Huffman
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Without Children
Poem by A.J. Huffman

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Keywords: eleventh transmission, poetry, fiction, photography, visual art, spoken word, film, socially engaged,
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Without Children

by A.J. Huffman

at almost 40, I am a leper.  Social
outcast shirking gender responsibility.
Speaking foreign tongues,
blasphemous.  Decisions dissected
by friends, family, strangers.  Subjected
to backroom whispers and full-frontal
attacks.  My right to live
a solo life is branded selfish, sacrilege.
I am crucified
for following a dream, unfettered
to/by someone else.


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