Paean to Menopause

I suffered through a lifetime of

tampons stuck halfway up

my bleeding orifice,

string dangling between my thighs

wadding stuffed and stiff and swollen,

waddling with necessity

always a startlement, no such thing as scheduled, just

turn around and blood

would seep and dribble and pour willy milky,

had to speed to the drugstore

toilet paper bunched in my punch

scrambling emergency supplies: I swear

curse of womanhood bane of fecundity.

So when it stopped, oh my god

a celebration for

my vagina, blessings on it forever.

About Karen To and Fro

Everything you didn't want to know about me!
This entry was posted in poetry. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s