choices…

i hope you know you matter now chosen by no one belonging to yourself

i hope you know
you matter now
chosen by no one
belonging to yourself

i hope you go on
living in skin untouched by anything that your
sovereignty did not bless into your existence
and breathing air that holds no can’ts
and carries no words
of how a woman
should or should not be

– choices

– butterflies rising

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a woman’s worth…

let a woman have her own worth

let a woman
have her own worth.
let her value be found in who she is.
not in who she is to a man.
not in who she is to whom she supports,
or serves, or takes care of, or carries weight for.
not who she is in the context of anyone else’s story.
just who she is. as she is.

bare,
alone,
unburdened,
beautiful,
and worthy.

– butterflies rising

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revival…

love will always outnumber, overshadow, and overcome

hatred feels thick,
and noisy,
like it imposes and takes up space,
but i have to believe it’s just the absence of things,
like an emptiness raging against itself,
that it’s no substance of power,
that it doesn’t get to make a permanent home here,
and that those who harbor it are surely not powerful,
and they don’t control this space,
that love can always fill the air,
and if those who are hellbent on hate
won’t grow, or change,
that awakened voices will bring revival
to this place…

that no matter how loud or heavy that
hatred can rage, i have to believe that love will always
outnumber, overshadow, and overcome

– butterflies rising

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