We have no choice in the bodies that hold us- Holly Amos

It has been an extremely hectic week but I wanted to make sure that I posted something this week. I ran across this poem on poets.org whole looking for something to post. I think I fell a little in love with it because of the subject. 

As always, I hope you enjoy! 


Thing of dirt and water and oxygen marked by thinking

and reacting and a couch
one may or may not be permitted
to sleep on. He may not permit me
to touch him or to take the bone
from his mouth, but he does, and that’s a choice
based on many factors, not the least of which
is his own desire to let me
do these things. How I could ever
think or feel myself more
deserving of a single thing than
this being, whom I call by a name the same way
my parents chose a name for me. The same way my genes
went expressing themselves to make my face exactly
my face. This isn’t special. Or this is special. But it’s one
answer, the same, for us both.

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