After having beaten

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After having battered the cushion to death

and cried over lost loves,

lost lives and lost respect…


After having danced and shaken

and thrashed old ghosts 

out of her own thighs…


After having fantasized 

about surrendering her body and soul

to a lost lover

to mark a new beginning 

of her female identity…


The rain fell first in a tingling whisper

then in a demanding cry

“Come! and feel!”

and she did.