Marginal Voices

“We like marginal voices” He reassures me
“Women writers and poets of every nation -”
‘Marginal’ voices? But that would be
Over one half of the world’s population.

“All people of colour, handicapped, LGBT -”
I look at him in some consternation.
“Just who is left in your ‘centre’ then?”
“Why – white, hetero, cisgendered men.”

[First published by The Basil O’Flaherty]

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