I consumed Anais Nin’s Diaries
throughout my twenties
Decadent word tortes
Awash with unheard-of words
Fecundate simoun ensorcelled
On first two pages
Self-reflection confection
Jaw-dropping confessions
Avant-garde Persephone exploring
The complex world of her psyche
As it uncoiled like a cobra
Shedding taboo after taboo
Her pen slicing through layers
Of a female’s mind
Offering women’s erotica
Owning up to
Illegal abortions
Incest in mutual consent
Fluid decades before
The term was coined