Thursday, March 20, 2008

Today's Poetic Offering

Public Swim Hour:
I am comfortable here
This changing room full of women
in various states of undress
Young, old, fat, thin
Stretchmarks, lost elasticity
And everything in between.

An adolescent special needs girl
strides off towards the bathroom. Topless.
Small pert developing breasts
Unabashedly exposed
"Put your shoes on!!"
Her Mother bellows behind her.

Native tongues clucking above falling shower water
Unshaven legs and unkempt hair
Naked flesh void of sensuality or innuendo.
I am comfortable here
Enveloped by a secret female tribe
Anonymous amongst my nameless clan.
KG 03/20/08