Friday, August 19, 2011

Home

I'm not the clay goddess that you've made.
I'm not the sacred bones that you have buried.
I'm not a tender shoot sprung from your earth.
I'm the woman that you married.

And, if your clay toys crumble,
and feral dogs find your bones,
if drought deprives the tender shoot,
you can still come home.

Fiction in 55 for my G-Man.

22 comments:

Judith Lynn Kalinin said...

Very sweet and to the point!

hedgewitch said...

Woman *is* home. "It's our job, it's what we do"--and as you say so well here, what we are.

Tara R. said...

A wonderful declaration of love.

Fred said...

Love what you're put into 55 words here. Brevity is not my strong suit, so i do so admire those that say so much in so little. Wonderful sentiment to top it off too:)

G-Man said...

Mama Zen and her Open Door Policy!
You are historically philosohical tonight.
Loved your 55.
Thanks for the late entry, it was worth the wait.
Have a Kick Ass Week-End!

Lolamouse said...

Beautiful and loving.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific as always, MZ! And definitely worth the wait! I'm with G-Man, have a kick ass weekend!

Sylvia

Buttons said...

I am enjoying your poetry blog. B

izzy said...

Home and coming home has become a theme this summer! thanks for the lovely post!

Maia said...

Very direct, you sure know what you want
I like it.

happygirl said...

Great words. And more truth than 55 can hold.

moondustwriter said...

That is woman - there to pick up the pieces
gr8 55 MZ

Daydreamertoo said...

Fabulous 55. I love the way that you tell it like it is~!

Richard Cody said...

Always good to know.

little hat said...

Honest, touching and tender.

Christine said...

wow

Olivia said...

Awesome!
Powerful n tender at the same time..

hugs xo

Brendan said...

Hardest lesson of all is separating the Goddess from the woman (and vice versa). Men routinely leave home thinking they are the same. And come home eventually, smoking hat in hand. Amen. -Brendan

thingy said...

Beautiful and very touching words.

Shauna said...

Natural woman quality.

Willow said...

Another powerful poem, hope you are putting your work in a book!

haikulovesongs said...

i read this last week and was speechless. i'm still at a loss for words, so i'll just say ~

brilliant, MZ!

d ♥