The Soul Within Woman by Rachel M Simon

Her voice deep ash and age

throaty backstroke

Years after the wandering uterus

nailed and stapled

I drew a Canadian map

guidebook loaned out

To scrape away the windshield’s ice

thumbtack sculpture

This cave unspelunkable

vocal dreamland

Melodies unmerry indigo plump

curling tumbler

Exact reminders of large mistakes

adoption farce

Padded envelope too large for mailbox

grainy photo

Ample embouchure for hammy carols

private key brace

I have grown remarkably since

Myrtle’s puppet

Post-polio smoking lessons

Saskatoon sky

Big-lipped canyon ladies

by Rachel M Simon

poem published in H_NGM_N

photograph originally uploaded to flickr by Hk-l.