April 22, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day 22

Pictures of smiles that faded
     with fat, then muscle-
images of joy wasted
     away, atrophied with dissatisfaction
Photo by photo, my
     body remembers that life and
     cries for the
     lost part of itself.

is taste before
it's anything else - joy
in nourishment, in the
simple fulfillment of need

Listen- the only way to tempt
happiness into your mind
is by taking it int
the body first-
     small wild plums
     summer-bursting tomatoes
     pumpernickel, rye
     fresh cheese

I put happiness in a
     plate, let it fill me,
fix me -
Anyone can see
how I love myself at last

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