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In Defense of My Inoffensive Belly Button

An open letter to Walter Bowne, possessor of a navel abyss

Playful black and white image of a woman’s bare belly. Her belly button indentation is filled with water, a lake into which a miniature fisherman, in a boat resting nearby on her skin, has dropped a line.
Is the little man in the boat a navel-gazer? Cropped image by Jose Jovisur from Pixabay

Dear Walter:

I’ve never seen a navel abyss, nor do I wish to see one. Going by the description in “Let’s Talk About My Belly Button,” your abyss wins the Weird Belly Button contest over my outie, hands…




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Holly J See

Holly J See

Excellent at Wordle & Octordle. Editor fairy & MuddyUm co-editor. Former editor at a national healthcare consulting firm. 🐩

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