Hiding

You hide from your body. Naked under that translucent layer you use as a crypt for your burial. Dead inside, when you could consume your body as a vase that allows blossoming instead. A container that allows as much life as your soul needs. Hide your death, or reveal your life. Your choice.

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Love Beyond

Love myself from within. Beyond acceptance. Making love to myself in this sacred ritual that creates life. My life. A life birthed every time that I love a numbed and neglected part of my figure, every time that I love a shamed trait that makes me who I am, every time that I voice a truth […]

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One step forward

One step forward two steps back. One. The stream of enlightened awareness swells, and radiates for a second just to recede again, powerless to the undertow. Two. A natural cadence. A slow dance of progress and decrease. One. A sensuous pulse steady sustained unrelenting. Two. Unavoidable fall back. That’s the tempo. Uncompromising pace. Disheartening. Confronting. But reverberating and rippling. […]

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Pain

Pain wash through my body as a rainfall rushing through muddy roads during rain season. Razed to the ground. Limbs unwilling to raise, stiff stomach aching in its strain. My chest sanctuary of this battered heart is holding its breath trying to create stillness in this vortex dragging me to the void. A forehead clogged with […]

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One

We are one you and me. Not yet free. Not all that we can be. You and me We are one with the same plea. Your marriage at 13 subjugates me Your burned face due to an unaccepted rejection sets me on fire Your ironed breast numbs and un-womans me Your unrecognised rape shames and […]

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To be a woman

It means touching your skin, not to draw attention of the males around to that part of your body, but because you need to caress your soul, to let yourself know that you relish your own softness. It means swaying your hips not to attract male glances of your curves, but because your sway generates an […]

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Speak out

Speak out. Talk your distorted mind down, And speak up. Speak out and about, freely. Speak your mind,  plainly. Speak about and against. Loud and clear. For yourself, for others. Speak volumes and speak well. Say it. Don’t hold back. Project your voiced words,  your love, your hopes, your dreams, outwards,  from the center of […]

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