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Wendy Crumpler

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…and came to the conclusion, all is middle.
Beginning, middle, end
a lie
Taught to me by  every acting, English, writing teacher
mostly white men
Struggling to control, explain
even existence

We did a ritual, the women and I
Re-envisioned Eden
Eve embraced creation
took delight in every plant and creature
named them

The need to define
has limited me.
Fear of starting or unsuccessful conclusion.
The notion of middle frees me
I have already begun 
and will never finish
The journey is all.

No need for timelines
there is time
No birth
only a continuation of some process
No death
a continuation of same

Only middle and…

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