Loose Woman

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 “Loose Woman”

They say I’m a beast.

And feast on it.

When all along

I thought that’s what a woman was.

 

They say I’m a bitch.

Or witch. I’ve claimed

the same and never winced.

 

They say I’m a macha, 

hell on wheels, viva-la-vulva, 

fire and brimstone, man-hating, devastating,

boogey-woman lesbian.

Not necessarily,

but I like the compliment.

 

The mob arrives with stones and sticks

to maim and lame and do me in.

All the same, when I open my mouth,

they wobble like gin.

 

Diamonds and pearls

tumble from my tongue.

Or toads and serpents.

Depending on the mood I’m in.

I like the itch I provoke.

The rustle of rumor

like crinoline.

I am the woman of myth and bullshit.

(True. I authored some of it.)

I built my house of ill repute.

Brick by brick.

Labored,loved and masoned it.

 

I live like so.

Heart as sail, ballast, rudder, bow.

Rowdy. Indulgent to excess.

My sin and success

—I think of me to gluttony.

 

By all accounts I am

a danger to society.

I’m Pancha Villa.

 

I break laws,

upset the natural order,

anguish the Pope and make fathers cry.

I am beyond the jaw of law.

I’m la desperada, most-wanted public enemy.

My happy picture grinning from the wall.

 

I strike terror among the men.

I can’t be bothered what they think.

Que se vayan a la ching chang chong!

For this, the cross, the Calvary.

In other words, I’m anarchy.

 

I’m an aim-well,

shoot-sharp,

sharp-tongued,

sharp-thinking,

fast-speaking,

foot-loose,

loose-tongued,

let-loose,

woman-on-the-loose

loose woman.

Beware, honey.

 

I’m Bitch. Beast. Macha.

Wachale!

Ping! Ping! Ping!

I break things.

Sandra Cisneros

WOW, with a poem like this i just have to know her astro.  Immediately one thinks strong Scorpio, also Lilith, right?

She is Sun-Mercury in Sagittarius (the classic signature of genius writers) and then she has a rebellious Jupiter-Uranus conjunction in Cancer/Kataka AND Venus-Lilith-Moon-Saturn all tight together in Scorpio. She’s doing all her astro brilliantly, don’t you think?

Both Images: Kelly McKernan

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sweetpea
sweetpea

Toro Lilith 15 degrees conjunct Venus 14 degrees square Leo Uranus, 12.

I would never do as I’m told…I don’t even do as I tell me to do at times lol

30 some years ago, American gf married to a Persian husband as I had been…she lived in Tehran for several years as a teacher and married there…..

In any case, she told me to never forget I was American….

“not to worry”, I’d thought…but it goes far beyond that…

Sweetpea
Sweetpea

She was a Cancerian btw. Have a uber soft spot in my heart for Kataka..

Sha
Sha

I have Lilith smack bang on my DC, and this poem describes at verbatim /the profile/ others tryed to to project onto me my whole life :/ ~

Anonymous
Anonymous

I get this 🙂

Speaking of saggitarian types Patti Smith is still one of my favourite poetess’s (though cap sun yes but her mercury is SO sagg). Her words pull emotions out of me (her asc is exact my venusneptune and her venus my mercury so no wonder) (oh shit and her IC MC is mine back to front 1 degree off exact)

Though I’ve been having a recent re obsession with Phillipa Fallon from High School Confidential. I loved this piece years ago and it never goes away for me. Ever.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzywcEgjlhw&feature=related

Ms.
Ms.

Back to ID self. forgot I was in another browser.

calypso scorp
calypso scorp

hi Ms, Patti Smith is one of my faves too. She’s channelling something phenomenal that chick 🙂

love the poem above!

Aphrodite Rising
Aphrodite Rising

Absolutely brilliant words. Inspirational. Get raging. Get angry. Get POWERFUL!

Susan Sheppard
Susan Sheppard

How odd. I just finished this poem “These Are Just Some of My Wicked Ways.” I do have Lilith in Sagittarius, but I’m Cancer Sun Scorpio Moon. THESE ARE JUST SOME OF MY WICKED WAYS At night I sleep under a bat’s shadow Beside a rusty can of pulled teeth. I watch as the forms of hags drift Through the trees near my house Like the brains of cripples. By day I lift cookies out of grocery bags Of sick old women then sit on The grimy steps of the pool hall And eat them one-by-one. I greet magazine salesmen… Read more »

meg
meg

Great work, Susan. Thanks for the share. And, yeah, uncannily parallel :0

rosa
rosa

All shades of awesome.

meg
meg

Thanks, Mystic! Lovely to know there are some out there who are not afraid of the poet – and the disturbing, insightful and delightful themes a good poem can evoke. My friend is launching a collection of her poems next month. This is definitely going on her congrats card 🙂
p.s will be investigating more of this poet’s work. cheers.

Scorporation, Inc.
Scorporation, Inc.

RRRRAAAAAHHHHHHH

😉

Pegasus
Pegasus

Sun-Mercury Sagg = genii writing…..i wish. Maybe it’s yet to come?
Do have a paper-pen fetish though and a truckload of notes, maybe
i should pass on the purchase of a paper shredder in my culling frenzy.

Inger
Inger

Take no prisoners, no extra mouths to feed, and no worries about watching my back..
That is my bitch side.
Much simpler that way…

hazellucia
hazellucia

I’ve loved Sandra Cisneros since I was a kid and I’ve never read anything like THIS from her! Totally showing super haute Saggo here.

oneirix
oneirix

I absolutely LOVE this!! Words to live by.

Saturnalien
Saturnalien

Love this. Definitely doing her astro brilliantly. I’d love to see her chart, she strikes me as an angular Uranus person…

Mush
Mush

Early Rebel: a need to really push things to show you don’t care, because secretly you worry that maybe they’re right.

Middle Rebel: you are comfortable in your power to choose and marvel that others are so weak.

Late Rebel: you have compassion for others who can’t claim their own lives and wish you could help, but know that you can’t. You know that courage and understanding can’t be taught.

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

Am at the Middle Rebel stage. I used to hide my yawns, now they are out in the open, damn the niceties.

Anonymous
Anonymous

you can only lead / teach by example….

Mush
Mush

Understanding is ignited inside a being by their own ability to connect ideas. If example causes this ignition, understanding ensues. Example doesn’t always cause connections though, and other forms besides example can. So I disagree with the “only.” And being a rebel, I’m telling you so. 🙂

Anonymous
Anonymous

fair nuff. i agree with that.

aqualeoscorpmn
aqualeoscorpmn

I agree with that there are many ways to help someone develop things. I dont like that soley lead by example thing, it makes people lazy and not reach out in all areas. Just because i see an astrologer look at a chart everyday doesnt mean I will learn it. Something has to be said explained, as well as shown. I know you can reach me both ways. I may not even get your example- the math teacher always said “for example-“. And I still dont know math to this day. You can reach me intellectually or by word and… Read more »

aqualeoscorpmn
aqualeoscorpmn

I cant even do simple multiplication, but how did I pass Geometry? Finally shapes? Interesting something my Neptune singleton can see feel and work with, I could make them different colors and I had fun adding up and following the rules of a polygon.. Not to mention its so astrology-esqe. Not my fault astrolgoy its snuffed out here in America. I Aint learning math to count rich peoples money and I aint learning math to come up with new technology to save rich people from death. I followed my intution noticed a pattern and studied the occult, and various psychoactive… Read more »

Pegasus
Pegasus

Infinity is that wall and it’s no wall at all.

Aqualeoscorpmn
Aqualeoscorpmn

Depends on your perspective. For young star gazers it is.. Its set up that way for a reason, for us to only be able to look so far with two eyes and a logical mind.

Its as if the universe is like ha tricked you hope u had fun, but this is not gonna make sense for your human brain past this point.

Now turn inward, many scientists forget the second part.

anomymous
anomymous

what about coming up with new technology to save the poor and the hungry.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Also, just a thought, you don’t need to be a ‘rebel’ to tell someone that you disagree with them and explain why… it’s called having a discussion….

Pi
Pi

that sounded more narky than I intended it to btw. pls read it in the un-narky way 😉

Tee
Tee

Pretty sure her ‘rebel’ comment is meant as a tongue-in-cheek ref to the fact that she’s directly telling rather than leading by example, as was suggested to be the only way to evoke understanding 😛

& Mush- I find your explanation dead on. It actually blows my mind a bit how very much you summed up my essential life philosophy re: empowerment up in that one comment paragraph!

Quadrupled
Quadrupled

Followed a link yesterday to read J Didion’s essay on self-respect. I can’t quote verbatim but she made a good point that courage is what we need for self-respect and people with courage can do without reputation, which is nothing other than what other people think of you. Her poem hits the same idea.

Saggg
Saggg

I read that same essay this week! Joan is also a Sagg, not sure about the rest of her chart though… She is pure genius, whatever her chart

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Sun/Merc in Saggi ~ well I didn’t know that.. and I have that!

I don’t have the other stuff off the top of my head but could appreciate her ‘in your face’ approach to it all. I don’t typically read a lot of poetry but I was definitely engaged in the unfolding of this one.

sag-leo
sag-leo

I have it too and just blew off a 25-year writing career! Which seems even more badass?

What a great poem, though. Macha!

Scorched Earth
Scorched Earth

Haha… WT??

Maybe you need different content to inspire?

I’ve always written in one way or another, had a boring writing career for a time myself which I gladly blew off when it was time for it to go, round about Pluto exits Saggi timing actually.

Pi
Pi

she sounds like FUN.

Anonymous
Anonymous

lol agreed

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