Tuesday, 29 January 2019


Much blood spilt
in the name of God -
spilled still
by women

A cycle created
to appease
a pope,
creating unwanted births,
avoidable deaths,
period poverty
and menstruation

And don’t forget
the VAT...

© Andrew Goodison

Contraceptive pill can be taken every day of the month, after scientists dismiss 'Pope rule'

Andrew Goodison is a single father of two, full time carer and full time poet, living in the West of Ireland.