Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Woman with dark brown hair looking in a mirror


Enough thought of what may be – or not be.

Think not the night away in an awkward dream.

Take time into your hands with urgency and sculpt it

as you please,

but do not sit in contemplation

of that which has yet to be.

Go on to live that which you have not yet seen.

Take yourself into action before the next hour passes.


And for a shower I go,

undressing of my sleeping clothes

in stale dress from a stale night ago,

removing my bra

and my breasts hang free,

and the air embraces—

my legs – between.


In length of mirror,

I look at myself over and from below

imagining what he has seen of me on show.

My fingers touch my flesh to feel what he has felt.

I put a finger up close to my nose softly, so soft,

my skin which his tongue has tasted and preened.


Had he not touched me from head to toe

and touched me deep below,

I would not have felt in places where

I had never before felt myself go.


I reach to touch my breasts in sight of this,

taste my salted hand,

bite my skin with tease,

lick my shoulder wet

to feel this wet against my cheek.


I am woman – all woman.

And for this moment, I am every woman,

with every piece of me in harmony

in feel of the smoothness of myself…

my body in form; curves and rolls as fruit in swirls,

ripened and ready to pick and devour—

succulent, delicate, and dripping delicious.


Suddenly, I stammer a sigh in voice of my lie,

for so often I feel nothing of the woman inside—

to be a woman, not of body but of mind – a dream.


Rather, I be the famished fem of the teething and hungry kind,

and in bad dreams, the droves of men may come and go

yet, still, my heart be lone

in wish of nothing more than myself as whole

and to be not a beggar or thief anymore.


Drenched by naked thoughts such as these,

I turn the rain upon my head to appease my thirsting senses—

warm and wet, the sweats of the steaming shower

clear the clouded hour.


Out of the shower and into fresh clothes,

I costume in tones of night—

in satin and lace underwear      I step.

My dress fans about my shaven legs,

hair of sweet vanilla scent dried to its very end,

dance upon my shoulders bared.


I am a vision of beauty,

though neither a simple vision

nor a simple beauty am I.


Immaculate and admired—

admire me in passing,

and I will consider myself, imperfectly,

yet, I know myself to be the perfect pose

with features so unlikely and of womanly pulp.

How do I not stir a man?


Having spoken not a sentence of story with me,

one is bound to the core of my intrigue.

So, gather ye quickly by my side—

and I will wonder      why.


Poetry © Linda Cull


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