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“If I love you, is that a fact or a weapon?”
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
tags: love
“You aren't sick & unhappy
only alive & stuck with it.”
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
“i)
We are hard on each other
and call it honesty,
choosing our jagged truths
with care and aiming them across
the neutral table.

The things we say are
true; it is our crooked
aims, our choices
turn them criminal.

ii)
Of course your lies
are more amusing:
you make them new each time.

Your truths, painful and boring
repeat themselves over & over
perhaps because you own
so few of them

iii)
A truth should exist,
it should not be used
like this. If I love you

is that a fact or a weapon?

iv)
Does the body lie
moving like this, are these
touches, hairs, wet
soft marble my tongue runs over
lies you are telling me?

Your body is not a word,
it does not lie or
speak truth either.

It is only
here or not here.”
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
“Because you are never here
but always there, I forget
not you but what you look like

You drift down the street
in the rain, your face
dissolving, changing shape, the colours
running together

My walls absorb
you, breathe you forth
again, you resume
yourself, I do not recognize you

You rest on the bed
watching me watching
you, we will never know
each other any better
than we do now”
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
“You say, Do you / love me, do you love me / I answer you: / I stretch your arms out / one to either side, / your head slumps forward.”
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
“Beyond truth,
tenacity: of those
dwarf trees & mosses,
hooked into straight rock
believing the sun's lies & thus
refuting / gravity”
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics
“Because you are never here
but always there, I forget
not you but what you look like”
Margaret Atwood, Power Politics