The eighth poem in this series is “Our Bodies, Our Rights” [Poem by Jackie Oldham – oddball magazine-3], published by Oddball Magazine on June 27, 2022. Written and submitted on June 26th, this poem was a response to the events of June 24th, the dark day the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. I learned about this decision that same day, after a trip to the dentist to remove an odious infected tooth that had plagued me for several months.
Dear Reader/Viewer–If the timing of this reading seems odd—I know it is now Christmas Season, take comfort in knowing that Out of Darkness comes Light.
This reading was recorded on December 28, 2022.