rhythm

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our mother carries rhythm on her back
beating heart and baby's breath
pestle pounding yam in mortar
backside propped up by backside
one bouncing as the other breathes
back to front
umbilical cord ironed smooth and
wrapped around the outside
so we move to the rhythm 
as she steps it with her feet

we are forever babies
bouncing to her beat.

Tife.


2 comments:

  1. You make real beautiful poems i love it <3

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