There is an earthquake inside of me
it clots and drops through me
slowly distributing cramps
on the lower side of things.
Long ago I was an egg
now, I make eggs
and break them
with lost appetite
I used to be a girl
with legs that could part wide on any day
jump ropes , kick balls
and have nothing drop out
slowing, gently, making me crazy
counting the days, rolling blood in my palm...
There is an earthquake happening inside of me
and you want me to say hi?
Look, fetch me a towel and wait