Standing naked in the shower

I look down at the body

that I seem to have

just met.


Hello love, I whisper.


I gently stroke the skin

that wraps the swell

of my breast,

like a gift I give to myself

each day.


The words from last night

ring in my head:


We question your morals.


With a soft sigh

I turn my face into the water

and allow the spray

to wash those words away

with soapy suds

and they slip






My thighs meet

the splay of my bottom

and my roundness


with the satisfaction

of goodbye.


3 responses to “Hello. Goodbye”

  1. Ragazza Triste Avatar

    Wow. This is intense and sensual. I loved it. You have a creative way of expressing your inner sexuality with not being too vulgar. I loved it.

    Hey, don’t hesitate to visit my blog page, I would love to connect with you. I posted a new blog”Ask Me Anything” I hope you could participate in it if you don’t mind. 🙂


    1. Barbara Powell, Poet Avatar

      Thank you so much for your comment. I want to tap into that “tucked away” sensuality and access the femininity within me that many many years of Catholic upbringing has stifled. I’ll hop over to your page and connect :-* xo


      1. Ragazza Triste Avatar

        Hahaha. You certainly managed to do it without a fuss. Wonderful piece.

        Liked by 1 person

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