Ode to Mr Motivator

by Ellora Sutton

lifting cans of rice pudding over my head
counting to eight on the metronome of my hips
eight more           eight more in the living room

yes!

I can balance on one leg and stay there like a tree
half uprooted

I had not thought of my body as a party
I had not thought of myself in such quantities of kaleidoscope & reggae