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Lindsay Soberano-Wilson
A large tree with exposed roots
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The next time you put
down new roots
make sure they don’t
get entangled with
or tangled up in
decay or end up hanging
on the hook.

Those roots you dug up
uprooted like a turnip
turned upside down
that you had to babysit
as others bloomed…

…You’ve been roaming

Poetry Matters: I am a Canadian, Jewish, LGBTQ writer, and my identity colours my writing. I write poetic stanzas and paragraphs on sex-positivity, motherhood, mental health, travel, education, and storytelling.

I know by now that you must know that I have a lot to say and I don’t hold back…

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I learned to separate
life into different pockets
lockets and compartments
like tiny apartments full of moving boxes
to be uncovered or covered

I wear so many hats
that I need to play
dress up or dress down
to turn that frown upside
down or laugh it off

With different…

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I am tired of the self-hating women
who are afraid of how I wear
my sex on my sleeve

The ones who feel the need
to spread their crippling disease
and then stifle my knees and needs
to remind me that I am impure
and better yet fractured
maybe even like…

Sexuality and Relationships

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Reverse cowgirl is sex therapy. “Reverse cowgirl is the same as cowgirl, except the person on top is facing away from their partner. Despite the position’s name, people of all genders can be on top and get penetrated in reverse cowgirl; it works for vaginal and anal penetration” (Zane).

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When the world is in the midst
of the hustle and bustle
and you undo me like a bustle
~ the ribbon cascading over the white
satin-silk and the criss-cross
back with pink lace trim ~

like the time our young love
crossed our hearts and hoped to die


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I beat you up,
try my luck,
play it safe
drag you out
on more than
one bad date
throw you in heels
dip you in wine
say it’s no big deal
also, skip some meals

Then I kept it all inside
with shallow breaths
sometimes making me
so dizzy, it’s…

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It’s not until you
let your shoulders
sink into the spiral wooden
sauna planks or breathe deeply
through each sweat bead, or
bead of sweat from a eucalyptus
steam room, to then
loosen like a white spool of thread
of your back as a slinky
between her…

The Holocaust Reverberates

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Give Voice To Silence
To Break The Silence
And Give Voice To The

I recently joined The Jewish Culture & Holocaust Remembrance Facebook Group created by Jeffery Geisner I was honoured to be asked to join a panel discussion on how to heal and recognize intergenerational trauma based on…

Lindsay Soberano-Wilson

Author of Casa de mi Corazon| Poet | Editor: Put It To Rest (Founder) & iPoetry. (BEd, MA). Sex-Positive Feminism| Mental Health| LGBTQ|

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