One day, I wanted to feel strong
so I stood by the mirror
in the nude
and thought about Eve.
As I basked in my reflection
I forgot that
a naked woman is sin:
a salacious role play
between Him and Her
becomes too clear in the mind
of the one who beholds.
I need to remember
that my body is a weapon
made to mortally wound the minds of men
and force them to lose control.
So the sensitivities of my brothers-in-Christ
must be at the forefront of my mind
whenever I get ready for church.
A woman should remember
that her nakedness will only be valued
when she is lying beneath the man she vowed
to be her wedded owner.