her hands are not divine
why would she have them any other way?
despite the corpse she will be
kissing sleep she knows won't bring nightmares
but she will not move the earth
to slumber deep in shadow's grey
there are no new ideas to have affairs with
in the uncertain direction of July
would she see clearer skies if she were japanese
or roman or egyptian? what skin should
she bear that would be most suitable to wear
in death? but her hands are not divine
how could she now?
so she downs another cafe latte
tapping her foot in circles that she learnt
from mother, wrestles to get out of bed successfully
from her fetus position
so she tries to be whatever she may be
and sometimes what other people
want or expect of her to be
so her hands won't be divine today
why would she have it any other way?