one day I looked at myself in the mirror and thought ~ what if there was no ugly?
well then you are fat and old
ok, no fat and no old ~ ha ha!
gross ~ your breasts sag so does your tummy and your chin is hairy
well that may be but there is no gross, no hideous, no misshapen and
no unattractive either
a searching, groping, a casting about
a small space forms, a gap into which other words now tumble…
strong, resilient, enduring
And a feeling too