How is my body like the land?


A man lies on top of 
woman/land
drinking and digging
sinking himself
planting his seed
Andrew Marvell
  My America
John Donne
   our jewels
Shakespeare
   island madness
John Smith
   virginia’s girl
Pizarro
   gold and Malinche
Our breasts are mountains
Our blood/sea
Our womb/garden
Our hymen/boulder

400 years later
Industrial woman/body
blood fills with cancer
neck
spine
heart

--December, 2008