Your Body Is Not A Temple

Blog 48 Inktober No 11
Image: “Inktober No. 11” by Rejoy Armamento, pen and ink on paper, 2017

YOUR BODY IS NOT A TEMPLE

Your body is not a temple
as temples were built
by hands of men.

Your body is not a temple
as a Stanford swimming champ
blessed a dumpster
and broke the seams of your
unconscious mouth.

***

Only give yourself to those who love you.
Your body is a temple, they told you

when loyalty and respect are  
never natural guarantees.

You had to learn the hard way
how fish do not need bicycles. 

***

You are not made of rubble and
chalkboards and purity rings.

***

You are earth / song
in a pair of panties.

You are heaven / flesh
with braceleted arms.

You are meteorite
birthing fire and light.

***

You are not encased
by those who claim to be holy.

***

Your body was never a temple
as you stretch across magnetic fields

defying even stardust
by the blood of the moon.

Categories PoetryTags , , , ,

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close