A Woman’s Body

you think it will never happen again

you step off the shore

you are vanishing

while around you

the darkness coming down

a woman’s body

called spring

floating around in the darkness

your soul won’t listen

so you relax 

you don’t fight it anymore

your throat swells

as it beats in its cage of water

like a pair of wings

now you are caught

in the moonlight

and that’s when it happens –

everything is everything else

you will live whether you will or not

you are something else

called a woman’s body.

Painting credit: Nelson Jaimes

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