Meghan Markle

Her name
wedged in between
the Mail on Sunday
crossed
her selfhood.

The monarchy
create
Meghan’s 19-month stint.
The world
guest-edited.

Meghan.
Wimbledon.
her hair
her legs
her speech
her lawsuit
the face of
the palace.
She is
Meghan.

She felt
the reflected lustre of her royal title.
Her own personal identity
she closed.

Meghan
the royal
is currently staying
her regular defiance of tradition.

She stayed,
her royal identity
reinserted,
still enjoying
the Institution
— her protestations.

Dating
herself,
her royal working life,
a simple blue dress.

Meghan’s plans for the future
made
an address
unprotected by
overall impression
not allowed
her surname
the 38-year-old
eschewed
her impressive, thrilling message of empowerment.

The end of her speech
delivered,
Prince Harry
hugged
‘Markle.’

Meghan.
Epitome of California cool
stood
in her own life.

How I made the poem

I broke an article into noun/verb groups, randomised them in an excel spreadsheet, pulled out and reordered ‘stanzas.’ Then I removed a few lines and added punctuation and capitalisation. Original article: ‘Meghan Markle’s Girl Up speech exposes her plan after ditching royal life‘ author: Daniela Elsa.

Published by Rowena McGregor

I am a librarian interested in transpersonal approaches to life.

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