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Wednesday, May 11, 2022


by Lynn White

Is it ghoulish
to think
that life 
is more
than a small collection of cells
in a uterus.

Is it ghoulish
to think
the life of the mother
and the spillage
of her blood
count for less
than the small collection of cells
in her uterus
that are unable to bleed.

Is it ghoulish
to think
that infant life
needs love
as it grows
and support networks
and things that cost
through life
if it does not supply them.

Is it ghoulish 
to ask
the highest court
in the land
was taken over
by ghouls.

Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality and writes hoping to find an audience for her musings. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud 'War Poetry for Today' competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including Apogee, Firewords, Peach Velvet, Light Journal, and So It Goes.