Living…but
Forgotten for centuries.
Planets before astronomy…existence
Have no meaning you see.
I am a woman!
Crushed by domestic drudgery.
Age-old traditions,
Neglected by history
Trapped in a web of complexity.
I am a woman, then
Disfranchised.
Eve-cursed
It is absolute
Had to submit
Soul and right.
To satisfy my lord,
Brother, little son too.
I am a woman, now
Sun of a nation
Dawning a new day
By my side, a selfless comrade,
Fanshen-my password,
Emancipation is a must
Break the chains, marching forward.

Jan. 10, 1984

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