The Body and the Story of the Body (M6)

from Helices by Jenny Katz

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The body and the story of the body
Let the moon shine off your shoulder
Let your belly fill out
Let your arms be inked with flowers
Let yourself not need to know the notes
before you sing out
Let your voice be yours and ours
We are come to sing the praises of the skin that keeps us in
and the guts that tell us who to trust, if we listen
The body knows that it’s the same thing as the soul
holy organs, sacred bones
Tell the body the story of the body
It was flowers who invented love
Is the ability to laugh at pain a sign of having moved through the pain?
A visual vibration response
We are at stake to each other, sporing partners, bound together
Melodious Thunk
Line and color and line and color and line and color and line
What if nothing needed knowing
What if that was how we lived
What if truth is improvised
What if beauty is the only explanation I can give
Just like now is the only time
Let us rise to give our thanks to the hysterics and the hags
Who had wings tattooed across their backs and flew away
The body knows that it’s the only real home
where we come from, where we’re going
The body and the story of the body
The body don’t need
The body don’t need no
The body don’t need no words
The body don’t need no
The body don’t need no words

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from Helices, released December 12, 2022

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Jenny Katz Northampton, Massachusetts

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