The challenge at d’Verse Poets for Monday’s quadrille (a poem of exactly 44 words) is to incorporate the word rich.  My inspiration comes from the current attack on women’s rights that we are facing here in the United States.  I’m also sharing with Real Toads for the Tuesday Platform.

my body a corpse
shrouded in tapestry,
rich in blood and
history of wounds–
a crown of thorns
upon my uterus
nailed to a cross–
bearing the scars
of all my fellow
sacrificial women;
punishment for
bearing the stain
of original sin–
being woman.