Greenhouse Grown

Greenhouse Grown

Greenhouse Grown ~ Original Pastel by Kim Nelson

Images of women in the magazine
Like tomatoes, greenhouse grown, pristine
perfect skin, shape, color
firm, brilliantine

Airbrushed, touched-up, lacking substance, plasticine

Tasteless
.

Resist
.

Choose organic
opt for natural
see real beauty
flaws and all
Show in best light- yes!
but value
wisdom, know-how
grace
Stand Tall

*Local Tucson photographer, Jade Beall, embraces and accentuates the beauty in every body. She never air-brushes or photoshops. She is creating an international movement. Check out her Beautiful Body Project.

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Anger, Farewell

Anger was washed away in the river along with any obligation.
—Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms

Farewell!
I cast you to the waters
that purify
carry woe to bay

Anger
Judgement
Expectations, faltered
roll and rumble, tumble
as I pray

Take
this form of me that has not served well
the disappointment
fear
conditional love

Flood
my heart
with holy water
holy light
that I may rise above

And no longer
feel
these obligations

*Shared in The Garden


It’s Just Lunch

It's Just Lunch

It’s just lunch

Hoping not
for a circle of gold
Commitment a year from now

Don’t need a response
to every text
Or message within hour of call

I’m here, you’re here
Let’s see where it goes
One never knows when

It’s just lunch



Break, Rend, Send

Did you hear it
Break
Rend
Send
a swelling thoracic tide
front, back, side
overwhelming, rising high
forcing lacrimal waves
up, howl, cry
as will caves
collapsing lungs
with dead weight

This
is utter disappointment
disillusionment
loss
the broken heart
of one who gave at all costs
prolonging the agony
retaining only dross
because, allowed,
you took everything of value
on your
way
down
and out