When she sleeps, it’s only in pearls.
she actually doesn’t give a fuck what you think about her swearing
she goes down on her husband in her sunglasses
Her children think, my mama’s a bad ass
she hits her day so hard she whips it
she works past zero, on the floor, sweat dripping
they say to her, give me fifty
she does a hundred more
Last year, she had a double mastectomy.
but she doesn’t need breasts to be sexy
the power she possesses? Straight from Eve
except with her, the curse is lifted
SHE doesn’t need power over HE
no, she is a beast
And her husband? HE doesn’t want power over SHE.
because she has carried him
but she still won’t say I – only “we”
they obeyed each other to carve their identities
he thinks the most beautiful thing she wears is her wedding ring
And to her whole family? She is inspiring.
with a grin that’s infecting
see, you just can’t be that kind of alluring in your twenties
when you might have a face and body that is pleasing, but
you have to age into that kind of lioness
THIS woman –
I am timeless.