Women's History Month Poetry: 'Diamond' by Faraji
I am the backbone of my oppressor.
I am the rib that made him and the him that made her,
I am all of it.
I am the Susan and the bee and his Anthony
I am the movement.
Be it my breath be an act of resistance.
My stand tall an act of resilience,
My breast the milk to nourish the work of life.
I am woman. I am here.
I am crass and delightful,
brutal and honest;
I am the magic in the misery.
The claim in reclamation be I who proclaim,
"My light is a star just born bright."