My New Bodily Being, a poem
My body is a bobcat.
It belongs to the ether.
It created light.
It also created courage.
It wants space.
It wants to breathe.
When it sings, it sings about freedom.
When it cries, it says, "I matter!"
It is a ripe papaya.
It is spring.
It's most comfortable in warm air.
It likes to smell the sleep behind the ears of my daughters.
It wants everyone to know that they matter, deserve a voice and to be heard.
It wants me to know that I have a purpose and I'm living that purpose.