Poem of the Week: Body Knows

I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Then, each Sunday here on the blog, I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.

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The poems are inspired by photographs, sometimes taken by me, sometimes by others.

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was, “Body Knows”.

This poem was inspired by this pic by @jojo_mars. And a 39-year love affair.

And now for this week’s poem:

Body Knows

What brought us, each to the other?
That we shall never understand.
Just recall
how out in that factory wasteland,
enthralled by first mutual glance,
body already knew what mind fumbles
to grasp,
and got up
and broke out
into dance.

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