In two decades,
This shirt—
Black cotton with a pink fist
Urging “Keep Abortion Safe and Legal”—
Will be a relic.


Purchased from a thrift store,
Where it hangs between others
Reading “Black Lives Matter” and “Save the Earth”
Bought by a twenty-something
And worn ironically
As a reminder of that time
Before the uprising
When a group of desperate men
Tried to repeal women’s rights.


Brought down from an attic
Where it has been hidden in a box
Neatly folded next to a rainbow flag
Saved by a forty-something
And worn defiantly
As an act of rebellion
She can be arrested
Just for leaving the house
With it on her highly-regulated body.