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Assef Al-Jundi

Mary's Pearls

Motherhood comes naturally to you
Curves of your body
Nurturing flow
Baby serenely on your lap
Gathered in gentle embrace

Pubescent eyes of a million questions
Satiated lips aglow with knowing smile
Heart keeper of celestial passions

Skin taut and smooth
Cloth split wide open
Pearls glistening forth
Deep thirst
Ancient and sacred