Poems of the Week

Just Or Bust

by Julia Griffin

“Group of women asks US supreme court to overturn topless sunbathing ban”
The Guardian

Bathing without our tops on
Is simply a woman’s right.
It’s nothing to call the cops on;
No need for distress or fright.

To tan like a man, or more so,
Is something our sex has earned—
This law’s like a too-browned torso:
Time it was overturned.