12/4 

 


Forget desire, let’s perform clarity 


Straddling you in a big clay room 
I make an incision, earnestly 
moving through you with my fingers

I extract a pearl from your abdomen 


We regard it in warm, calm light 
It glints and is bloodless 


  You remark The irritant has been beautiful

                             all along 
           like 
                      go figure? 


I feel I could repair you at almost any time

Colleen Louise Barry