Dear Rainbow Club, how many evening gowns
did you sell for the United States?
I’m not blaming you for the loss of opportunities
I’m just saying a woman should never
feel pressured into buying a fake fur stole
I’m just saying what every daughter
of loss of opportunities wants to say
to organizations, because the only good
organization is the one you start yourself
my father wasn’t even a member
so maybe you wonder why all the questions
sometimes context is everything
I’ll send you a picture
of the early years
a woman in a flannel nightgown
a bunny peeking out
from that floor-length warm circle

Dawn Tefft | Mudlark No. 29
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