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Carolyn Holmes Gregory: The Body

They fight over my body

as if it contains precious minerals.

The breasts are valuable

for science conferences,

The bones a mystery

of swirls and manners,

talking in tongues

for the listeners.

The hands are a special joy

.

for cartoonists and children.

They shadow paint the nursery

and write grocery lists.

.

You know you are not in charge

of your body any more

despite its joyous odes

and incantations.

There is a sign on each body part

with the name of a creditor.


Copyright 2022 Carolyn Holmes Gregory

photo: WiseGeek

3 comments on “Carolyn Holmes Gregory: The Body

  1. Carolyn Gregory
    March 11, 2022

    Thank you for your kind comments on my poem, Lorraine. I really appreciate what you said here. Warmly, Carolyn

    Liked by 1 person

  2. contact lorrainehenrielins.com
    March 10, 2022

    Always love the way my morning start with Vox Populi…thank you. These last lines from Carolyn Holmes Gregory’s, The Body? “There is a sign on each body part / with the name of a creditor” Wow.

    Thanks for this and all you do for writers….for humans.

    Lorraine Henrie Lins http://www.LorraineHenrieLins.com [https://img1.wsimg.com/isteam/ip/4c0fe63a-bccf-439d-8a4f-4baceb4df560/20210320_105718.jpg] Lorraine Henrie Lins http://www.lorrainehenrielins.com

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