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i'm going to write angry letters about marriage equality

Posted in: NZ Writing
By Rebecca H. - 13th April 2013

A beautiful sarcasm-lined poetic response to a Dom Post opinion piece about "how marriage is all about being able to do the sexing and get the babies in the 'proper way'," which poet Rebecca found infuriatingly ridiculous.

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i'm going to write angry letters about marriage equality

because men and women
are 'meant' to
marry for children, not for
themselves; for the need

to declare their mutual
fertility, not their desire
each to be the soil
from which the other's grass
can grow; for their properties

as test-tube and
beaker, not
the jubilant flash as
your chemicals light mine like
a spark from the sun
as it discovers love.

Rebecca H., 18,

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Rebecca H. - 13th April 2013