Naked – Blackout Poem

naked by kiley blackout poem from lady chatterley's lover

by kiley
blackout poem

No clothes
Naked in the mirror
Lamp shone full on her
She thought
“What a pathetic body”
Like a boy
Not tall
A bit skinny

Her body was flat
Not warm
Her breasts were unripe
Her body was meaningless
An insignificant substance
Made her feel depressed

She was old
At twenty-seven

© kiley 16

‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’
by D.H. Lawrence

My editorial question for this sensitive subject: “Are we ever satisfied with what our bodies look like; what we can do with them; how they make us feel? More questions would come to mind but I will leave it, even at 27 years of age, we still don’t see our bodies potential. So much potential through our many senses. What our body can make us aware of when we see, feel, talk, meditate, write, paint, dance, sing, laugh; and the list is endless. I know I am one who has never been satisfied with my body even though it has given me so much. Credit should be given for all of our talents, whatever they may be. – kiley