Maybe it was the Shel Silverstein tapes I listened to as a kid, but I’ve always loved poetry best when it’s spoken out loud. This performance of “Shrinking Women” by poet Lily Myers is one of the best I’ve heard.
Her delivery is great, but the message is what will stay with me. Especially this part:
My brother never thinks before he speaks/ I have been taught to filter…I want to say: we come from difference, Jonas,/you have been taught to grow out,/I have been taught to grow in.