Catherine Pancake (notacrnflkgirl) wrote in ieatmywords,
Catherine Pancake

from Cages

And sometimes my body disgusts me.
Filling and emptying it disgusts me.
And when I feel that way

I treat it like a goose with its legs
tied together, stuffing it
until the liver is fat enough
to make a tin of paté.
Then I have to agree that the body
is a cloud before the soul's eye.

This long struggle to be at home
in the body, this difficult friendship.

Jane Kenyon
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