my body

Illustration by Joaquin Kunkel

My Body

My body is my anchor.

Oct 1, 2016

My body is the same make of the rivers and the moon Of deep roots that curl in the Earth’s womb
My body is my anchor between the trembling earth and the sky’s rocking waves
An abode of solace for the rest of my living days
My body dances to the colourful tastes of life and sings to the depths of the ocean a tune of my existence
And yet, I find myself finding my body a reflection of your moods
A mirror
A canvas
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