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I miss women,

the magnitude with which they brim, 

overindulging babybirds with crudités 
and warm hors d’oevres, 
tipping all girl evenings with a ferocious focus,
the champagne that pours from rouged lips, 
familiar 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 I
n 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

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.


Copyright © Cyndi MacMillan

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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?