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Summary: The point where language falls away / from the hot bones, at the point / where the rock breaks open and darkness / flows out of it like blood.

This is a war, and from each fighting mother is born a warrior.
Rated: 13+
Categories: Supernatural Characters: original character-female, Dean Winchester, John Winchester
Genres: drama
Warnings: language, violence
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 1 Completed: Yes
Word count: 2253 Read: 3812
Published: 23 January 2008 Updated: 23 January 2008

1. Written in the Stars, Written in the Blood by Carla [Reviews - 39] star star star star half star (2253 words)
Disclaimer: Characters belong to Kripke
Written for: spn_xx 2007
Prompts:

028. The hunter Samuel Colt made that gun for was a woman.
149. “Spelling” Margaret Atwood



"Spelling" Margaret Atwood

My daughter plays on the floor
with plastic letters,
red, blue & hard yellow,
learning how to spell,
spelling,
how to make spells.

I wonder how many women
denied themselves daughters,
closed themselves in rooms,
drew the curtains
so they could mainline words.

A child is not a poem,
a poem is not a child.
there is no either/or.
However.

I return to the story
of the woman caught in the war
& in labour, her thighs tied
together by the enemy
so she could not give birth.

Ancestress: the burning witch,
her mouth covered by leather
to strangle words.

A word after a word
after a word is power.

At the point where language falls away
from the hot bones, at the point
where the rock breaks open and darkness
flows out of it like blood, at
the melting point of granite
when the bones know
they are hollow & the word
splits & doubles & speaks
the truth & the body
itself becomes a mouth.

This is a metaphor.

How do you learn to spell?
Blood, sky & the sun,
your own name first,
your first naming, your first name,
your first word.