Joice Heth Catalogues the Skin by Bettina Judd

my sad tutu
my sad tutu | courtwedd

 

Hello, World!

 

from patient.

Body has a way of moving on
without you. When the mind says
hold on, I finally got something right 
body goes on, marks time.

Time and skin are my business.

Skin rarely lets me remember the good
so I make good memories for it.
One line for when I got born
grins across my belly
another crosses it    knows
what the skin has stretched to hold

I prayed for it
in the back of my knee
smooth now    hallowed
to the touch.

 

bettina judd
Bettina Judd

See all the pieces from 29 Days of Beautiful here.

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