Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Nothing Against Tattoos

I love everyone

else’s bodies


stay stable.

me, I know not


how they do it.

but I know


up and down

around 200 pounds


mapping. womanhood marks

9 months spent stretching


the body to open

life. for over


more than 80 years.

I see myself living


beautiful.

no distortions


other than those brought by birth,

nursing, holding, loving


the dislocated shoulder of rocking

hugging to sleep. nothing more mystical


than what She has planned. these

are my tattoos. and witness


the chosen embryo

adult. decorating skin, I wish crafted.


push through

to acceptance,


choice was the life lesson.

I gave.

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