No Apology (for trauma)

Too many people are made to apologise for how they feel, think, act, speak or look when it is trauma that has made us this way. This is my poem about that. It won an award for best illustrated poem (runner-up) by The Advocacy Project, which makes me very happy. This poem belongs to me so please do not reproduce it without my permission. No Apology She should not apologise for the trauma that formed her. Or for the fire that warmed her, burned her, turned her to ashes and reignited her in the same breath. Or for the million lives and billion deaths she fledged and shed as feathers. Or to the divers whose knees bled on stones. It’s not her loss to console. Maybe she is not one woman but many w

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Rosie Cappuccino 2020

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