21 November 2006

Women (1) - Soft landings

They used to be frightening,
Terrifying! And bottom-less
Black-holes! And devastating
Tornadoes! And devouring
Quicksands! And solitary
Drownings! And closing-in
Spiderwebs! And deafening

Until a feminine hand pulled open
The parachute, slowing the descent...

Time to see the monsters
Not so monstrous,
The sava
Not so v
The villain
Not so uncivilized,
The obscene

Not so shameful,

Time to trust that I also belong in safe landings.

Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli, c. 1485

clairem --- 21 Nov 2006

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