April 22, 2010

NaPoWriMo Day 22

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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.

Joy
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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