Wild Thing

You do your fierce

dance

ignoring jeers

thoughts of failure

 

Saddle me up

insulate me to my

fragile core

 

And when I yell

and cry that you're

not enough

too much

too large

You remind me - we are young again,

carefree

though never careless.

 

Ode to the belly

that stays strong

endures

the waves of a lost and found

girl

 

Still playing

working

laughing

always inside

me.