Bulging, protruding, bursting.
Burning, boiling, inflamed.
Wailing in anguish,
Wet with searing tears of pain.
Prematurely grey, numb, stiff, deprived, panting.
Rebelling and taunting my
brain, my mind, my intellect,
my desires, my ambitions.
Screaming for recognition.
Begging for kindness.
Absorbing my emotions.
Defending my self against the
onslaught of abuse and humiliation.
Surviving, conceiving, producing
my child, my wisdom,
some self-respect, some self-esteem.
Skeptical, teaching me
to draw back the veils of illusions
of love, relationships, intelligence, hope.
She sent me spiraling into the valley of depression
I became her.
I became my Body.