poem #74



Happy Birthday, Ruth Bader Ginsburg! Today’s poem was a request, and it turned out to be a tanka instead of a haiku. The “silver smiles” references her last case as a lawyer, when she was asked, “you won’t settle for putting Susan B. Anthony on the new dollar, then?” She said that she thought about responding by saying, “We won’t settle for tokens.” Even thought she decided not to say that, I think that idea sums up her fight for equality nicely. 

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