A Letter to my Body, Reborn

Written by Charlene V. Martoni

Dear Body,

Of stardust-chaos, 
You are sparkling
In webs purple-blue and
Pin-pricked, 
Frizzy-haired, 
Knock-kneed,
Bruised, and battered—
Ablaze.

You
Are splintered-wood bones, 
Smoke-hazy eyes,
And burning-ember nerves. 
Sunshine, Fire Bird,
From pain your wings birth
Strength.

When snuffed, we blaze back
Crackling, and sparking 
Rainbow flames.
A cobra slides 
Down our belly
Dancing.

Though you are not perfect (nothing is perfect), 
You are mine, and I love you.
Through you I roam
The world,
If only for this moment
In you.

© Charlene V. Martoni, all rights reserved

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