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in this spa

by Mary Frances Spencer

we are all ages
bodies mapping time
mixed colors ages
grandma is here too
dipping in pools
lounging in salty steam
breathing jade oxygen
we find a moment
to be free
to shed the old
skins
today we
are all
naked
and have never been more
beautiful

03/18/2009

Author's Note: I enjoyed my experience at a Korean Women's Spa here in Los Angeles. I highly recommend going if there is one near you. Very relaxing! MFS

Posted on 03/19/2009
Copyright © 2022 Mary Frances Spencer

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Alison McKenzie on 03/19/09 at 08:50 AM

This is lovely, MFS!

Posted by George Hoerner on 03/19/09 at 01:00 PM

Very nice m'lady. And yes, it should be enjoyed more frequently.

Posted by Gabriel Ricard on 03/19/09 at 02:32 PM

It sounds pretty nice. Beautiful little bit of writing here.

Posted by Philip F De Pinto on 03/20/09 at 11:41 AM

I find fascinating, the whole notion of this poem. Ultimately it is an ode to love.

Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 03/21/09 at 11:06 PM

Where all are intent on the same mission. You express the feeling of "sisterhood" of comaraderie in improving ones health.

Posted by Mo Couts on 07/09/11 at 06:21 AM

What a lovely poem! Yes, nothing like a day at the spa! This brings back memories of my spa experiences!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 05/15/15 at 03:02 PM

Loved "bodies mapping time". You take us to our basic state and rejuvenate with your words. Congrats on POTD!

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