September 7th, 2018

Shaman - Horse

Poem - Nudity Displaying

The poem “Nudity Displaying” was prompted by the meme that stated, "Nudity empowers some. Modesty empowers some. Different things empower different women and it's not society's place to tell her which one it is." This was an interesting prompt to build on. I want to be clear that nudity is a spectrum from full expression to covered modesty. The nudity in the poem can also be seen as a metaphor for personal creativity or expression.

Nudity Displaying

Nudity empowers those who flaunt
the shape imbued by deity
by wide degree that willingness
to express beauty’s form

empowerment becomes the goal
once a choice is expressed
by displaying more or less
skin’s gamut is then blessed

divestment of draped attire
spans the spectrum from slight to all
whether the ankle only shows
or lack of raiment is complete

that span is chosen by the self
society is asked to stand mute
don't suggest what should be
except to honor certitude

the superficial or complete
exhibition is the private trek
played out in public without remorse
rejoice for those who made their choice

skin as sanction to celebrate
costumes bent to serve a will
no longer hiding the natural
nudity displaying love of self.

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