I am Eve

constantly reborn

out of the chest of man.

I am alive & naked

and I spring forth into some new temptation

Leaving my lover limbless.


What power is this

that I can capture air

imprison it in my lungs

crowded and noisy,

Let it flow around this body of mine

and expel it

deformed, changed

saddled with my impurities

leaving it toxic, dirty.

and I get to breathe in again

repeat this spectacle over and over

for the many days of my life.