This post is part of The Memory Book Project.
Bodies have been on our minds (ha!) all year, maybe more than usual. So this poem—one of mine, which you may have seen a couple of years ago when I first published it—has been on my mind too.
I’ve got it memorized, and I speak it to myself a lot. Now I’m speaking it to you. I don’t know if it’s helpful, exactly. But maybe it can be a companion.