score for some satisfaction dance

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release your rusty jaw
imagine a body that feels your age
imagine a body that feels ten years younger
and younger still
imagine looseness in joints and a soft crawl up the spine
the easy squat of a baby just learned to walk and coming home to stability
feel things align
align the way they would before you knew the word alignment
feel things get strong
before you compared your strong to anyone else’s
heart strong counts
mind strong counts
body strong counts
soul strong counts
history strong counts
family strong counts
community strong counts
feel strong in your gut
soft through to the back wall of your body but held
in mothers’ arms
in lovers’ arms
feel strong in your pelvis
safe, there, too
loved, there, too
know that there are eyes on every part of your body
that fingertips are seeing and recording and building memory
that lips are seeing and recording and building memory
that hip creases are seeing and recording and building memory
that spaces between toes are seeing and recording and building memory
that all of you is a record
all of you is a memory
like a movie
let it roll by
watch it from the back of your eyes
heavy in your skull
it is good
you can enjoy it
you are satisfied, today

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