A thankless task
never to be seen in the light of day
strapped to the Sisyphean effort
of shouldering boulders
Only function is required
— the pink flower appliqué small
and delicate as a teenage girl’s
earlobe notwithstanding —
The Herculean Labor of the unmentionable
standing against gravity, against time
supporting, suppressing, expressing
rounded, uplifted, banded and wired
Shaping my body, my view of the world
— my bra.
(Author’s Note: Best read twice!)
I got it the first time… and love it!