It's Eminem's Birthday Today, So Here's This List: "Eminem Lyric or Line of Lesbian Poetry?"

  1. 1. “I knew I shouldn’t go/and get another tattoo/of you on my arm/but what do I go and do.”
  2. 2. “I wish I were dead/When she left, she wept.”
  3. 3. “A woman broke my heart/I say heart/she ripped it in two parts.”
  4. 4. “Thought we shared a covenant/I even held your hand in public.”
  5. 5. “No one writes a lyric on a battlefield/on a map stuck with arrows/but I think I can do it if I just lurk.”
  6. 6. “An ill-pulled tooth with a ragged edge/some words live in my throat.”
  7. 7. “Now only words in a rhyme/no more than a name/on a stone/and that well overgrown.”
  8. 8. “Sometimes it feels like the world’s almost over/but then she comes back to me.”
  9. 9. “All that time alone/kinda taught me how to cope/so I shaved my head/and made me a rope.”
  10. ANSWER KEY:
    EMINEM LYRIC: 1, 3, 4, 8; LESBIAN POETRY: 2 (Sappho), 5 (Adrienne Rich), 6 (Audre Lorde), 7 (Carol Ann Duffy), 9 (Alix Olsen)