“A fertility signal, a youth signal, a health signal, a wealth symbol.”
A gland and a store of fat.
“Mama” or, “¡Oye mamita!” if looking for a steamy date.
Preferably with real tissue.
For myself, though born in the Fifties: pillow and/or punishment.
For myself, against the cliché of gravity
as I strip down for the unstoppable mirror.
For the Amazon, cutting off the right side
in order to shoot her arrow
straight into the adversary.
Quoted portions are from Natalie Angier’s article “The Circular Logic of the Universe,” New York Times, December 8, 2009.