• Vol. 03
  • Chapter 10
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we were warned but chose to disobey,
refused to engender, hiding our sex
in clothing that revealed nothing.

now, genitals bared, we cower.
the training has begun. practices
that must be mastered.

we cannot leave until we speak
a stranger’s voice, move foreign
flesh, our own dismembered.

we are made to pace the deck, mince
not stride, capsize ever-threatening.
lips readied, we must kiss or drown.