New You

Growth is a spiral process, doubling back on itself, reassessing and regrouping. ~ Julia Margaret Cameron

I think we have survived because we love beauty and because we find each other beautiful.  I think it may be our strongest quality. ~ Louise Erdrich

You are so resplendent

in your swollen fecundity

that passersby ask to pat

your belly.  I ask if you’ve taken

your naked photos yet

and you are horrified,

I’m fat and ugly, why would I?

You tell me about strange men

flirting; the child of screens

that persistently flash one version

of toxic, painted, emaciated femininity

as the sole definition of beauty,

you are mystified.

I gift you a statue of Gaia,

sitting cross-legged, her belly heavy

with the planet, creatures crawling

through her luxuriant curls.

I’m a poet trying to reach you

beyond the words and images

so callously caging you.

Your beauty is sky deep,

earth wide.  It touches hearts

and lifts spirits.  It calls all

of our guides, ancestors, bands of angels

resonating in your glory.

Turn off your device of lies, breathe.

Your tribe is here and believe us,

we are so deeply moved

by the essence of beauty in you.

Inspired by: Resplendent, Swollen, and Spiral 

Find Oberon Zell’s magnificent Millennial Gaia here.

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Victoria Stuart

I'm a poet, philosopher and inner seeker. A giver, lover and a healer who studies the heart.

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