Po­etry cor­ner

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New Zealan­der Court­ney Sina Mered­ith is a bi­sex­ual poet, play­wright, fic­tion writer and mu­si­cian whose writ­ing in­ter­ro­gates con­tem­po­rary ur­ban life against her r Samoan, Man­ga­ian and Ir­ish de­scent. This poem, *as a woman,woman is an orig­i­nal penned es­pe­cially for DIVA. En­joy!

*as a woman is it okay to like petals? *a woman in front of gold petals *look, her eyes are shut *some­times I think ‘this one looks bet­ter this ver­sion right here’

*in­flamed in leather *say­ing sorry for no par­tic­u­lar rea­son *sorry, I avoided con­flict and took up many causes some of them women most of them men

a sea mon­ster whose wounds matched my own *a woman cov­ered in gold

Court­ney will be ap­pear­ing on the 21st Cen­tury Women panel at this year’s Ed­in­burgh In­ter­na­tional Book Fes­ti­val. Visit nzate­d­in­burgh.com for more in­for­ma­tion.

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