This Healing Journey

This healing journey Does not always make sense I was never meant to be born Out of fresh soil I grew while sipping on the flesh Of my ancestors I came into this world Laden with stories and experiences Ripped open hearts and inexplicable love I could never dream to understand Yet hanging from the…

The Weight of a Thousand Bullets

I crave that lingering taste of metal Different from the salty metallic taste of blood But I bite the insides of my cheeks anyway Anything that will be reminiscent Of that feeling when the barrels on my tongue I know I’d never held a gun But my finger finds a home on the trigger far…

How Precious I Am

I remember exactly how many stars Were still floating in the sky that morning And I could count how many moons ago With every knick in my nails I think it’s my favorite story When I finally learned how precious I was I was using the earth as my bed And the morning dew as…

Our Bed of Wildflowers

The drops of wisdom Hiding in the corners of your eyes Teach me As they fall upon these forests we’ve cultivated Oh how you’ve welcomed all the seeds I’ve sown All the stretches I’ve set ablaze All the storms I’ve called in to uproot its beauty All the pain decomposing now beneath its growth And…

Sisterhood

Beyond these five brilliant senses Something visibly invisible Intangibly tangible The chords that connect us Like the lace of our fingers Unbreakable With feet buried in wet soil Atop the greenest mountain peaks We’ve climbed In the face of the world in front of us Awe spun fractals of the thousand lives behind us And…

Being Loved By Those Who Do Not Love Themselves

You douse me in hate Expecting me to throw it right back But darling, I’ve traded in my war cries in for lullabies long ago Because I’m the one who broke in those shoes you stand within I’ve stood where you stand I’ve felt what you feel I know the way you treat me is…

Happiness

People we thought were wise at the time Laid it out Set it up Step by step They gently grasped us by the hand And led us into this little tiny box Where they had strived for so long to make a home They pursued it They studied it They knew it And upon mastery…

Three Cheers for Six Years

I need to thank you for loving me When I did not love myself Your love was boundless like the universe And deep like the undiscovered waters It knew no circumstance You bravely crawled into the deepest darkest depths of my soul To find hate, fear and insecurity And you loved me there anyway Where…