death and resurrection By Patricia Marie Budd - September 2, 2019

death and resurrection’s connection
violent, perfidious exploitation

loving censured-my heart’s avenger
crying love justice empathy together

like a drunken woman ravaged by sex
a cluster of men surrounding her flex

ripping, digging deep inside tender flesh
disseminating feminine essence

death becomes her as the soldier’s chore
slaughtered in the battle of life’s war

Commander lucre-xenophobic rule
emerging from rhetorical abuse

unabashed malfeasance manipulates
transfiguration-unrefined grace decay

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Patricia Marie Budd

Patricia Marie Budd

I teach high school English in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. I have self-published four novels and am currently working on the fifth. My play, The Aging Philosopher" received honourable mention in the 2001 Alberta Playwright's Playwriting Competition. I am an avid lover of poetry and often try pen at composing verse.