~for frida

i'm gonna
get a huge turquoise ring
just for you
--maybe quartz
something suggesting otherwordly rhythms
heat capturing rubies?
multifaceted opals?

i'd like to carry
a bit of your shine
take on the silver of your earrings

your tears watered a generation
perhaps god will respect your wishes
and prevent your return
but pieces of you shall remain
to remind women
of the price and privilege
of freedom.

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