A Profound State of Unease and Dissatisfaction

By Adrianna Kinney (‘20)

Fear the body in front of your eyes
All flesh, bone, muscle, blood
What is a body if not so
No sentiment, feelings, desires, fears
A lonely vessel going on and on and on and on

But it gets too close to the soul
And you want to change, fix, join, tear
A reminder of everything wrong
But you remain the same, stationary, fixed, broken
An aimless soul without a body to shape

Body and soul, body and soul
Together always and always at odds
How else to ease the divine error made?

Embrace the body you already have
All ridges, curves, wounds, scars
What is a body if all you have
Every spirit, energy, temper, force
An endless expanse if ready for metamorphosis

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