Let the Girls Run

poem about women

Poem

 

Let the girls run and
play untethered like
little boys before they
are told to cease and be
like little girls. For now,
let them swirl and swoop
and dive like thrushes
in the firmament. Or
better yet: six-winged
Seraphim in Beriah.
These girls will someday
become mothers to little
girls who will run
untethered like little
boys. But for now, let
them be girls. Let them
fly like the seraph.

 

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photograph by Alex Jones

 

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Sergio Remon Alvarez

Born in Madrid Sergio moved to New York City at a young age. He studied playwriting under Karl Friedman and theater at Purchase College. After college, Sergio moved to Alta, Utah where he was a dish washer, waiter, handyman, ski repairman, firefighter and free-skier. Upon his return to New York City, Sergio has alternately been a bookseller, boxer, painter, translator, graphic artist, jazz musician, and writer. He studied creative writing at Gotham Writer's Workshop, the Unterberg Center for Poetry, the St Marks Poetry Project, and New York University. He currently splits his time living in New York and Madrid. He runs with the bulls in Pamplona.

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