"The Worst Part" by Isabella J Mansfield

Your arms around me

the weight of them

how still


How different your mouth feels

though you almost never

kiss me


Your soap-smell skin

when I rest my head

on your stomach


The way you drilled

into me the thought

of being here all the time


The worst part is all of it

all of you, how I feel

and what we aren’t

"The Naked Body" by Isabella J Mansfield


my naked body

is a work of art


I don’t know

if the artist was


Rubens or Dali

or Picasso


I am trying to

find beauty in it


but isn’t all

art subjective?