TWO

Two undulations
Appearing under
Tight tricot
Uncomfortable
Unfamiliar
Embarrassing even

But before long
Two breasts
Eager
Bare
Weighed in warm hands
Lost in passion
For the first time

Swollen now
Grand
The twosome
Giving answer
To the greedy demands
Of newborn lips

Suddenly
A cherished
Symmetry
Shattered
Invaded and disposed off

Perfection lost
Amazone
Conquering life
With a lobsided
Newness

Anna Versteeg London 2010

Drip drawing

Louise Bourgeois

This drawing by Louise Bourgeois reminds me of the drain curled up under the skin of my chest after the mastectomy…drip, drip, drip…the notebook next to my bed was full of these spiral diagrams, trying to visualise and understand what was happening inside…