begins with the birth-date of skin,
caused by delivery
into your particular place or family.
No one knows what you now feel.
No relative totally relates. No
medical force utterly understands
the length of your life,
your foot, your hand,
or other wonderments
with which you now
As soon as you can,
your surroundings and yourself.
See. Sense. Experience.
Untie the intolerable tightness
of your interment, and
into the next unknown.
Mary Harwell Sayler