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wow poetics: i’m so glad you’re here

For this week’s Women on Wednesday, poetry takes the stage, as is appropriate given that is currently hosting the 4th annual Clothes Free Poetry Contest “The Body as Poetry” as well.

I offer a series of poems throughout the day today.

Photo 06-04-2016 11 12 01i’m so glad you’re here

I’m so glad you’re here.
Who are these guys that tweet
imposing on my space
suggesting we should meet?

Who are these weird accounts
without a face or name
that follow without word?
They all look the same.

And every time I post
someone looks at my chest
forgetting what I wrote
to comment on my breast.

I wanted to feel safe
and free to share my heart,
but all these empty words
are tearing me apart.

Or was it ever real?
Was it just a hoax
to get me to reveal
through wolf in sheepskin coax?

Is anybody there
with whom I could just be,
unguarded and yet safe,
a truer kind of me?

I’m so glad you’re here.
Connecting as two wholes,
not just naked bodies,
we share our naked souls.

– hontouniheart
6 avril 2016

Inspiration: reflecting on clothes free exploration in the online arena / social media, and the desire for safe connection with other women.


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