I wish
someone somewhere
wanted me in this body
seems nobody does perhaps no-one ever really did
though for so long
I wouldn't have recognised
even seen were it there
and now when I might
in this autumn of my life
there's not much left not that there ever really was
to like to love let alone to desire
or to touch or to hold
it's as well at least I'm mostly happy
with my scrawny charms
skin keeps my bits in
bone muscle sinew
moving me across this world
dancing me from ground to sky
still may I wish I weren't embodied alone?
23rd September 2017