Wax Poetry and Art Magazine #2 –

"Obey" by Kimber-Lee Basson


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Published September 1st, 2023

Poetry Contest #17 – Second Place


by Kimber-Lee Basson
(Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa)

My brain, the seat of intelligence.
My heart, a shattered glass vase.

What we put in our mouths can be damaging.
What we put in our hands can fall apart.

My lungs are spongy and stabbed into my chest.
My liver, the blue agave eliminated.

What we put in our stomachs can be rejected.
What we put in our vulvas may lead to distractions.

Obey the body,
as the body will obey you.

I am Kimber-Lee Basson, a South African currently residing in Cape Town. I have lived in the USA and Europe for the last 4 years. I am an aspiring writer, an ESL teacher, and an Events Management graduate.

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