Apr 11, 2020


Here in this den of mine
Cheap luxury in red
Letting me control
The reach of the sun 
The air that can hit me
These long smooth things
How they shield my naked form
From opossums and cars
As I reconstruct my perspective
As I feel gratitude 
For every breath I get to take 
Every paper towel 
I have left
Every frozen vegetable
I can still throw in water

I take turmeric
And plant my feet in the floor
As though the wet earth
And I say 
Thank you
To the mother
My ferocious ally
Whose forever request
Has simply been partnership 

And from behind 
My cheap perfect red
I accept
I say yes
Come what may
I will rest in her fierce beauty
And I will say yes


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