Madonna

September 14, 2011

by Nykki B.

You are O!
she comments, as I pass her by
So pretty pregnant today.
Blossomed

they say, with a smile.
You have a sparkle.
Perhaps some women are made
to blossom
for naked silhouette pictures
empire waists
Pastel print jumpers
Not I.
Gravid, I am –
half-moon heavy,
full and round.
There is weight in me,
continents of curve and drift
a topography of breast
belly
thigh
Oceans within, wet
salt and dark
a tidal flux,
And deeply life,
its reptilian shift
moving against the primeval
I.

{ 2 comments }

drcharles September 14, 2011 at 9:15 am

I thought I heard a little Maya Angelou in this.
Thank you.

rlbates September 14, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Lovely

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