27 June 2010

The Skin I'm In

I stand before a mirror and see

a supple shield
to bones and tendons
resilient and soft
together with purpose

lines of freckles
dance their way
down a left arm and
up a right calf

never model-thin
but with curves that
speak volumes
and invite touch

never perfect
never was, never will be
but it's beautiful, it's me
it's the skin I'm in.

1 comment:

  1. the beauty is the woman who wears this skin. she is so confident and comfortable in that skin!