Found hanging by her chastity belt
from the apple tree
in the garden,
a girl schooled in Creation,
but not in how she might create
and become a host to a ghost of cells,
or how her mother's face would harden
till she didn't recognize her,
or how her father would turn away.
When explaining the reasoning behind his bill that would require women to obtain written permission from her sexual partner before obtaining an abortion, Oklahoma State Representative Justin Humphrey described a woman's body as the "host."
For Poetry Pantry at Poets United