It wasn’t that she didn’t like the name
her father chose – she thought it undeserved.
She didn’t have a chromosome of claim
to French. Her heritage was ghetto life
in Poland, Russia (actually Ukraine),
so how could she possess an accent mark?
She dropped Renée when marrying, became
in last and middle other, till she swerved
(reborn) today, and modified her frame.

(Magic 9)

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