Body of Evidence

Foot full of screws
Pockmarked knee
Wild white hairs where the stitches used to be
Scalpel lines
A crooked pinky
All proof of resilience, survival.

Spider veins, belly skin loose from growing life
Calves taught from years, miles on the trail
Freckles, moles, wrinkles from days in the sun
Biceps thickened pushing strollers, carrying babies, diaper bags, sports gear
Hands worn from hours in the garden, the kitchen
Feet with painted toes, rough from walking barefoot
All proof of contentment, joy.

The first sandals of Spring 2019!

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