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This Thirty-Third Spring

A deep rooted bitterness

sits on my breast

directed at no one

and everyone.

My youth was robbed of me.


I never knew bare belly confidence

beyond the age of six

or learned the intimate safety

of holding hands

with a love you've

never even kissed


We are a long line of children

being raised by children

who held the same

stone of bitterness

within them-

so quick to grow up

and broken by life


Painful poison

I never knew the springtime

of my body

never learned her curves

but buried them

and hid with hair in my eyes


I disassociated,

forgot my hips.

no longer swaying

but frozen

the bowl of this pelvis

hardened over to stone.


And now, again, I'm thawing,

my 33rd winter come and gone

and I mourn the years

I let her grow over with neglect


I'm sorry

I'm sorry

I'm sorry the world ravaged you

that you knew so little of love

and you offered your body up

a hostage


And now the task before me,

learn to love her

learn to be loved

so imperfect

the springtime of my past a battlefield.


I'm sorry

I'm so sorry

You're safe,

I think...

safe to push up through that soil.


Having died and rebirthed myself

many times over

in these 33 trips around the sun

Today, I learn to love her,

barefoot and bare-breasted

and kiss her curves like the sunshine

before one more second

of this Spring is wasted.


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