16 May 2006


In how many guises flesh is formed:
in every age some lean, some
corpulent, bone frames tall or
short to carry it all

so many folds--and fat--or
the tight-taut stretching over of
skin after it is knife cut

so many slopes-and points-and
paunches and wrinkles, irregularities
woven over with silvery-snail
stretchmarks, striations, the map of a life
written in flesh

No comments: