Is it over—

is it done, am I
complete, am I whole
did it all go well…
has this craving heart yearning
find peace at last, or a sliver a day—
expectations and faith reshapes
by the searing glory and pain
of vulva’s swell,
of sutures yield,
the capacity for us to mend,
to heal.

O’ brave heart
is there wholeness now;
divining the integrity of finality in labia’s spell?

adrienne ophelia

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