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JunePoWriMo 24

Unfathomable
the child I hold in my arms
has fewer rights than

she had when she was
born seven weeks ago now
too late to go back

to when she had more
agency as a fetus—
this future voter

will always know what’s at stake

—And as for the court
the Wordle today is “smite”

By Joshua Keiter

reader, writer, actor, singer, teacher