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Obscene

I used to be me –
that was before
I turned into

boobs on legs

I used to be a two legged
two boobed girl
that was before
I turned into

a walking vagina

I used to be
a bunch of
secondary sex characteristics
that was before
I turned into

a walking womb

I used to be a woman
that was before
I turned into

a mother

It used to drive me nuts
My boobs obscuring

my brain

It used to drive me nuts
My sex obscuring

my personality

It used yto drive me nuts
my fertility obscuring

my humanity

I used to be nuts
before my womb
went on strike
my vagina
dried up
my boobs
sagged

Now I’m just

me

 

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14 thoughts on “Obscene

  1. cathytea

    Oh, yeah! I’ve recently made this transition to being just me and how glorious it is to gain the invisibility of the older woman ! For me, it’s empowering . This poem expresses it beautifully .

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  2. Spiral Artist

    This was powerful. Like a bare-knuckle one-punch K.O. Almost brutal, teeth-dislodging with its simple intensity and impact. Also, a bit sad that this is indeed the “obscenity” of the being that is you – always one before the other eclipses you in the eyes of the onlookers. These elements not being considered parts of you but things that overtake and in many ways define your existence when they are just aspects. Like having a fair hand with mechanics or being double-jointed or loving J.K. Rowling or disliking the taste of sushi. Aspects. Pieces, not wholes.

    Thank you so much for sharing.

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