Grendel’s Mother to the
Spear Danes

am I an animal
I am a woman
a wetland
I am made
of weather

how do you measure
my humanness
I the heath stepper
the fen dweller
the night walker


is it the width
of my wingspan
the straight
of my spine


you say my son
comes from nowhere


no one comes
from nowhere
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