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.
See all the pieces from 29 Days of Beautiful here.