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“cosmopolitan: / look like you don't really look; / act like you don't really act; / sit like you wouldn't sit if you were home alone.”
“little old ladies is the term they use / to make us laugh at the women who / have been fighting for sixty years.”
“why do you write they ask / why do you breathe i ask.”
“when you're away i feel like / i'm only wearing one shoe.”
“wires instead of veins. that's what writers are made of. we get these electric demands & if we dont co-operate, we dont get to go to sleep. wired. coffee nerves without the coffee.”
“Feminism is not being ashamed of being a woman and not using woman as a swear word. It also means not hating women you don't approve of simply because you don't approve of them.”
“Marriage is like a merry-go-round. I keep getting on different horses, but it's the same ride.”
“Only equals dare tell each other the truth.”
Alta, U.S. poet, publisher
Full name: Alta Gerrey.