hello hello! this is such a lovely bit of defiance right here! I just want to let you know that I've used your title in a bit of 'title poetry'. I did link your wonderful work, but thought I should also let you know.
1. i love the first three lines, about having a rebellion tucked away in her chest. it makes her seem so powerful, yet unseen. like she's waiting for the day that power should be unleashed.
2. i also love that you'd said "they say she's got skin unworthy to write poetry on". often- people think it's silly to write poetry on your skin, so if they think she's unworthy even of that, it seems they think very low of her
3. i love the temporary feeling and the imagery when you read "she tapes those lovelies to her limbs anyway." i can almost see her standing there- neruda and sandburg and sexton, all these pages ripped out and taped to her with her arms stretched wide.
It's pretty interesting, though does bring up uncomfortable topics that question beliefs... The lady who wrote it grew up in Communist Russia so it's heavily reflective of her hatred for it, but yes it's pretty interesting. Short, too.
The only Ayn Rand book I've read is the Fountainhead - I've been meaning to read Atlas Shrugged as well as Anthem. I like things that bring up uncomfortable topics, and question beliefs, so I'll look into it. Thank you!