Had I had a Son

Maria Kouvarou

Lines from a poem written and recited by Maria Kouvarou as part of the Collectiva Inanna production ‘Taking Back the Booty’.

Had I had a son, I’d teach him to hold his horses
anchor his ships
lay down his guns
And think – and feel – and clear his mind
before he sets out to fight
before he sets out to colonize
to conquer, to defeat, to overpower, to overthrow