by Becky Thompson, 2015

It starts in my toes
straight up from the earth
up through my calves
swirling swirling
around my knee caps
riding up the roller coaster
of the longest state of my leg
up to my hips
zig zag zig zag
ping pong ball
back and forth
from my hip bone to my hip bone
up to the generations
of my heart, my lungs
up to my breasts
a momentary nestling
then on to my nipples
energy packets
up to my neck
circling and circling
the electrical connection
to my mouth
round and round
to my lips
across to your lips
energy traveling
to the other side of this world.