The Way You Carry Yourself
For Cathy Jean
You wear your flannelness
in that laid back way
that fits you pleasantly.
Conformity seems unimportant
and you prove it like you would
work a math problem backwards.
I swear, you give it utmost validity;
a blossoming art hung out of self-assurance
in an off the path gallery-
If two people find it appealing,
you are satisfied. An if no one sees it,
it's all just the same.
But I would hold you in any fabric,
just as you are, and I would press
your nakedness to mine
in nothing at all,
as the creator herself
has become a treasure of art.