Wordplay #8 Hauberk
hau-berk> tunic: a long sleeveless tunic, made of chain mail.
Originally intended as protection just for neck and shoulders,
but it developed in a longer tunic in the 12th and 13th centuries.
Has been consistently sticking her neck out
for years, writing poetry that sometimes rankles,
other times makes her a target. Has no regrets,
and wears her hauberk of finely wrought words
with a certain pride, knowing it has grown
to protect her from arrows aimed at bringing
about wounded silence.
Elizabeth Crawford 5/9/11
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