Friday, September 4, 2015

Rhap365 Day4: Menopause



So, part of my goal for Rhapsody365 is to give greater attention to words. It would be unrealistic to create a poem a day (or Would it?) but one started to form as I was driving in. But by the time I started to write, half the words evaporated.

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September is the menopause of the world
Hot flash and fertility in one elaborate dance
Today she is tepid
Tomorrow ablaze, followed by the frost.

September is
The swelling of the bones, under cracking flesh
Green gives way to copper dust and gold
Cells flake away revealing sculpture

She bemoans her skin
Round belly and descending breasts.

I try to tell her that
As fades the body, so blooms the soul

But sometimes, she prefers the body.

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Sunflower picture from a field near Lonoke, ARkansas 9/3/15