Dear Simone de Beauvoir, the canon
says of you “through her lifelong friendship
with Sartre, contributed to the development
of existential philosophy”; did you dedicate
your long life lifelong to Sartre?
what came first, what second?
was your theory existential, feminist
sequential? did you enjoy baking?
your aboriginal breasts, swinging?
your picture always shows up
next to his, the other double
in place of Camus
Dear Intellectual Made Satellite,
I wish you could have talked
to my mother about Marx and midwives
literature can replace religion
Betty Friedan listened

Dawn Tefft | Mudlark No. 29
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