Xenophon did not write, Devon Balwit

Laurie Doctor, Restoring Balance (Justice), 2016, Oil on Wood, 12″ X 12″


Xenophon did not write

of woman at war
with her body. He records no
Thalassa! Thalassa!
upon her reaching safe haven.

Nor has she, embattled
forever. O the short rations
& the forced march. O
the skirmishes & the unwanted
glances. O the robbing of reason.
Where is home? Where
are encomiums? Where is there
no man to whom
she must answer?
History has left her
truncated, she
who is more.

Devon Balwit

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