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I miss women

And the magnitude with which they brim 

Overindulging their babybirds with crudités and warm hors d’oevres 
Tipping all girl evenings with a ferocious focus
And the champagne that pours from rouged lips, effervescence   

I miss their physicality 

Sister Polyhymnia squeezing a quivering hand, true poetry
The shoulder offered without question or hesitation
Another brushing my hair, motherly strokes, unhurried
Hugs that almost smother

I miss their emotionality 

the ten thousand words conveyed in a single wince
guest room ready, sagaciously  
a hiss
a prayer

and those railroad switch conversations, laughter traveling
                         on tears that comfortably fall,
       talk, small and other


            Marathon                Elections

     Wordsworth            New lock                  
            Angora sweater        He left me


Oh God, I miss them entirely

and I, a woman without women in close vicinity, 
miss who I am
who I think I am
who I may become
when I am amongst them. 

*For Bet. Sisterhood, a gift that I cherish.


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  1. Date: 4/30/2013 8:49:00 PM
    That's some spidey sense! hospital tests, so yes a bit owie! waiting for results, wasn't told anything I didn't suspect...miss you too if I was near I would babysit & brush both of your hair Verity too, shall I send a file with all I can't post here which I've done PS love my tribute!! L & L

  1. Date: 4/29/2013 3:11:00 AM
    i like this, where did all the real women go?