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A Woman

A woman needs to stretch and expand
not just her legs and belly as gifts of love
but necessarily her mind and horizons
far and wide, in order to give birth to life,
in herself, with herself -- to feel alive.

She feels the incessant need to arouse
and be aroused by the entire universe,
with stories, poetry, art and song --

With the seductive waves of the sea upon her skin
and the tempting heights of mountains beneath her feet,
with the scent of fresh earth feeding her senses
and endless beautiful sunsets before she sleeps.