09 April 2009
déesse f. noun
Thoughts, be careful.
Words, tread softly.
I know what's true yet fear creeps near
I question my culture
I question myself
I question my God
Is this what it means to be a woman? Soft skin, subtle curves, in the image of a goddess?
No, no, imago Dei.
What does femininity mean if it is simply a construct of society? What does it mean to be a woman? What kind of female identity finds rest or peace when made imago Dei and Dei is a Father, a Son, a Man?
Which she is She?
Does she whisper from inside a box?
Or yell atop a soaped up one?
Or is she silent gaping back at birds atop her billboard?
The She of Me between the Thees is
The only She of Me is mine.