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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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