Search
  • Kimmy Higginbotham

When did you Grow Up? If you did... - a prompt

May 9, 2020


When did you grow up? If you did...

My chest grew up long before my hands.

Which, as it turns out, was a problem.

Body, thoughts, emotions -

I was never in sync.

I've never known how to grow at the same rate.

My breasts are still too large, and my hands too small - although that have both significantly aged.

My face and joy are still young and naive

Despite my very old eyes.

I can still pull enough youthful metabolism to have an hourglass figure, if I try hard enough.

But a (this) late in life pregnancy would be just enough to never bounce back from.

My joints have aged, it feels like, overnight, and I regret not playing more sports over the past few years.

I don't know when I grew up or if my mind will ever catch up to the aching wisdom of my body.

Sometimes I'm already 80 in my sadness.

Sometimes I feel as sexy as 17.

Sometimes I'm still surprised and excited and as naive as a 5 year old.

I don't know if I'll ever be whole.

I don't know if I'll ever be one solid "grown up".

I don't know if I ever even want to be.

2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

What Helps You Sleep at Night? - A prompt

I sleep best under warm blankets in a cold room. I sleep best with a body next to me. There's a song called "Weightless" that helps when I can't turn my mind off. A hypnosis recording with the voice t

A Quarantine Sex Dream; or This Poem Isn't About You 2

I had a sex dream about you last night. Is that accurate? I dreamt I slept with you. I dreamt I lay with you, That I shared a bed with you... Or somebody like you... At least , it could have been you.

What is the Work Worth Doing? - A prompt

What is the work worth doing? What is the fat worth chewing? Why is the damn cat mewing? Just ignore her. She just wants attention. But what is the work worth doing? What is the truth worth spewing? W

Tel. 304-476-3364  

E-mail. Harmony77779@live.com

© 2017 www.kimmyhigginbotham.com. Proudly created with Wix.com

  • Facebook App Icon
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn App Icon