NaPoWriMo day 6: It’s your body

Pick a body part and write a poem starring that body part.

We have the obvious: nose, elbow, knee, ankle, toes, clavicle.

Then we have the anvil, hammer, stirrup. We have all the muscles–the gluteals, the sartorius, obliques, triceps, serratus anterior, latissimus dorsi–stop me before I go on and on.

We have nerves. We have livers and lungs. We have skin and blood (it’s always seemed weird to me that skin and blood are organs).

We can go down to the cellular level–endoplasmic reticulum and mitochondria.

We have a whole body to work with.

And I know that I’m going to try to choose the body part that best fits the poems I’ve already written–even though that might not be the best body part poem. So that’s the challenge for me: to put this poem first.

*** Poem fom day 6 (up about a day–and then “poof”, it will be gone) ***


(I wrote this poem about the stomach.)