Becky, More Bounce for the Ounce
Becky, More Bounce for the Ounce,
‘I shaved my legs today.’
but I know
it was a defining moment.
I know about defining moments.
Looking back, that was it,
that was the moment when…
When you shaved your legs?
Yeah, laugh if you like.
You mean Becky More Bounce for the Ounce, Becky?
Yeah, that one.
This was no act of beautification
This was affirmation
Spirit tentatively turning out
‘Grief is unpredictable and best given into.’
‘Don’t fight it.
Go with it now or, when it comes,
as it most definitely will,
it will come crashing.
My friend Becky…
Yeah, More Bounce for the Ounce Becky,
she embraced it
vomited out the ugliness
vomited it all over us
we who love her
because we love her.
from Becky, before it’s too late,
from a friend of a friend,
while you can.
I ignored grief
it did not ignore me.
curled sensuously around my being
tender tendrils of creeper
firming to an
Grafting grief to being
being to grief
Bearing winter blooms
who thought I was wise,
found myself seduced by a sharper blade.
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