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Mommy Poems by Medeia Starfire

Start off by showing your love for our poet, Medeia Starfire!

In her shining evocation of paranoia, obsession, and oppression in relationships (in this case, a mother-child dynamic) she controls voice through writing short bursts of poems as a mother who has little control of her own. Through the mother’s conversation, it is easy, and rather uncomfortable, to feel the conflicting tensions of her anxiety and ideas about herself and world transferred onto the child. Through witnessing these uncomfortable moments, we are asked to be aware of our own treatment of people. Why do we get upset and when do we blame others for our anger?

To read an excerpt of Medeia’s poetry with author quote, visit While there, also check out the free online summer issue I helped create, also linked to in the photo to the left!

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This entry was posted on December 30, 2012 by in 1st Appeared on So to Speak blog.

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