Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy
cathy_edgett

Checking in -

I wrote this poem quickly before I left for my check-in visit with the surgeon,  which went well. She is a doll, if anyone is looking for a wonderful, warm, proficient surgeon.  I highly recommend her.  Then, I met with my Rilke group where Daniel guided us through the masculine, spiritual writing of Emerson, and the more feminine, soulful Rilke.  Quite a treat!   Here is my morning poem.  


letting go

 

who would think there would be an attachment to pubic hair

that soft, fluffy triangle protecting what is vulnerable

like the hair on our head -

with no hair, I feel the sensitivity of my occipital ridge,

my lobes,

the parts of my brain,

and now, that triangle I appreciated since it came,

my symbol of womanhood,

like grass on the hills,

leading to the ocean,

is gone

and I look like a child -

a female child -

I find it shocking somehow -

tears come -

it is visible proof that something is going on

as much as I try to imagine

that all is well

there is this dropping of hair

in such a sensitive place

saying here is female

exposed -

she is raw

please care -


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