The poem "Strong: On Her Loving Two Equally" is written from the vantage point of a woman who is in love with two men and is deeply troubled by her situation. In the poem, the woman expresses her feelings for her two lovers, Damian and Alexis, and says that while she is tortured by her love for both, she cannot live without either one.
The poem was written by Aphra Behn, a 17th century poet, playwright and writer of fiction. Behn was one of the very first English women who earned a living through her writing. The poem features Behn's techniques, such as her use of words and metaphors, to make it more compelling to the reader.