She’s Come Undone

authorThere is something breathtakingly beautiful about giving in to a moment of living. Of breathing. Yet, how often do we do it? Kathleen’s poem invites the question: What does it mean to let go?

Stepping out of the pool

wearing nothing but a dare,

she looks around.

No roofers in sight,

only the neighbor’s cat

curled under the Mimosa 

and a gecko doing pushups on the fence.

She crosses her arms in front of her

covering herself like a shield.

It’s the Pilgrim in her you know.

Then slowly, she drops the facade,

lifts her arms wide

and does breaststrokes in the air.

The stars aren’t even out,

high noon howls at her back

as she glides this way and that,

barefoot in the sun,

pirouetting in grass that’s still green

until the scarecrows come out.

 A hawk flies overhead,

his high-pitched keeee calling her

to join him.

She takes off across the yard

and decades fall behind her,

shedding the years until she is five

and running through sprinklers.

 Diving into the blue,

she torpedoes through the water

propelled by an energy

she hasn’t felt in years.

 When she comes up for air,

she spots two lily pads of cloth

floating nearby…the discarded suit.

 Flipping on her back,

the buzz of a light plane catches her attention.

And she laughs at the moment

 when she defied convention.

Kathleen M. Rodgers’ work has appeared in Family Circle Magazine, Military Times, and in several anthologies. Her first novel, The Final Salute, was featured in USA Today, The Associated Press, Military Times. Deer Hawk Publications recently released the second edition in both paperback and e-book. Her second novel,Johnnie Come Lately, officially released from Camel Press Feb. 1, 2015 and has already garnered several endorsements. She is working on the sequel, Seven Wings to Glory and is represented by Loiacono Literary Agency.  .

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