October 15, 2010

Waiting for my Real Life to Begin

I felt invincible
I burned my bra
I broke glass ceilings
I swam in oceans of salt
I dove the depth of seas
I danced until the sun rose
I felt the pain of childbirth
I felt pain of a broken limb
I climbed a corporate ladder
I made love all through the night
I felt cold and ice touch my body
I felt that I knew the meaning of life
I felt the wind ripple through my hair
I felt rain and snow caress my bare neck
I felt a baby’s heartbeat beneath my chest
I told men what I wanted and they heeded
I held a young man in my arms as he lay dying
I learned that life was fragile and let my real life begin.

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