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Pointblank Times, Vol. 2, No. 7, December 1976 - Page 7. December 1976. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/feminist/item/1255/show/1249.

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Title Pointblank Times, Vol. 2, No. 7, December 1976
Date December 1976
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  • Lesbianism--United States--Periodicals
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Transcript to one another and in building a home and life together, have combined into a vast reservoir of mutual strength and love. Even though we are free to be our individual selves, we are still jointly entwined by the mutual investment we have made in our relationship. I don't know what monogamy means to others, or even if it works for others, but for me it has opened the door to a deeper, more satisfying love than I had ever known. It enabled me to grow from a self-centered little girl into a generous woman. It brought me outside of myself into the life of another; from a surface-level way of relating to a total intimacy of sharing. There are hazards in monogamous relationships. There is the danger of losing one's own identity, the temptation of too much dependency, the erosion caused by boredom. But lesbian women possess the strength and independence necessary to avoid these traps. It is these very qualities that led us into lesbianism. Though I suspect that monogamy was created out of male necessity, the unequal status of the male and female often make monogamy a cage for women in straight life. Between lesbians—women of equal stature—monogamy can provide that warm space of love, and the security of knowing we are loved, that every lonely person yearns for. Remembering a younger time When girls gathered in the night To hug and talk and giggle Until the morning light. Invariably they talked of boys I listened with half my mind. I would have preferred to talk Of gentle womankind. While they spoke of dates and kisses, C I drew near to my best friend, And hidden by the darkness I boldly held her hand. The room, it whirled and bounced a bit, And jostled me right out of it, Because she turned, and suddenly, Her soft body was next to me. I couldn't speak; I couldn't breathe So aware I was of her. And all the conversation Flowed past me like a river. She brought my spinning thoughts up short With a casual word or two, When, just like the other girls, She spoke of her crush on Lou. I could hardly believe my ears; She said she admired him so. She sounded just like Juliet After her Romeo. The room, it whirled and bounced a bit And jostled me right out of it. I couldn't speak; I couldn't cry; I couldn't even up and die. But with the wisdom of the young I saw that it had to be. Boys was a phase she'd pass through, And then come back to me. - Phyllis Yarnold