I stöd ida shower dis moarnin an towt aboot love,
fresh as spindrift, waarm as tost,
wi ‘Total Control’,
as haet as you laek
whenever you laek
for as lang as you laek
wi naebody edder stivvened or brunt.
An I towt ta mesel foo little control we raelly hae
stivvened - frozen
© Laureen Johnson 2009
First published in New Shetlander Yule 95, and also Silent when I should be screaming (Women’s Rights Education Network) Smeddum Press, summer 1997.
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