Belly Button Scar

Remains of what used to be
Born into her inner sea
Fight and claw to get out

Somewhere deep inside
She no longer wants to hide
Her belly button scar

–Victoria Emmons, 2012

I do.

Do you fear
that life will
pass you by?

I do.

Do you dance
beneath stars
up in the sky?

I do.

Do you kick
up your heels
so very high?

I do.

Do you love
as though there
is no morrow?

I do.

Do you give
and give again
until no more?

I do.

Do you dream
and wish
upon a star?

I do.

Do you wait
for someone true
to steal your heart?

I do.