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Patriarchal Squeeze

  1. Rainbows on my shoulders as I’m cut down at my knees.
  2. Every door I enter I find locked with guarded keys.
  3. Each time my mouth opens, it is stung by swarming bees.
  4. Every bridge I’ve builded is engulfed by flaming breeze.
  5. Heartbeats shattered slowly in a patriarchal squeeze.
  6. Lungs are ever gasping as each breath the robots seize.
  7. Warmth inside me snuffed out by a suffocating freeze.
  8. I’m once again collapsing as again my spirit flees.

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By Kim Siever

Kim Siever is an independent journalist based in Lethbridge, Alberta. He writes daily news stories, focusing on municipal, provincial, and federal politics, specializing in investigative journalism and critical analysis from a leftist political lens. He also writes regular editorials on general politics and social issues.

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