You know what’s really, powerfully sexy? A sense of humor. A taste for adventure. A healthy glow. Hips to grab on to. Openness. Confidence. Humility. Appetite. Intuition. … Smart-ass comebacks. Presence. A quick wit. Dirty jokes told by an innocent-looking lady. … A storyteller. A genius. A doctor. A new mother. A woman who realizes how beautiful she is.
Somewhere in the back left pocket of my childhood it is still raining.
The poplars bend under drop after drop, heavy as my mother’s
swollen stomach as she stands against the stove,
staring through a twilit window at a world into which I am not yet born.
In the front…