March 16, 2006

His Back

by Mary Beth Molinatti

His spine
is broken,
like that
of a book
The bottom half
of his back
looks similar
to that of a
it protrudes
He leans
to the right,
cannot sit up
                His broken back
is graced
          by an Asian tiger
                      And a symbol
of our love,
             a Kanji
               (I have one, too)
                           His back is beautiful to me-
              full of muscle,
                    full of pride.


© Mary Beth Molinatti, 2005

Posted on March 16, 2006