She’s been putting in the work

Evening calls and note taking

Through sickness and rain praying and worshipping

Holding onto hope in many fragmented spaces

All connecting to one source but not focusing on men’s faces

Speaking up bravely as she is being led

Forgetting all the insecurities that were once in her head

Standing tall, feeling good seeing the impossibilities made possible

She’s been putting in the work and though not easy, she now feels unstoppable

2016 Poetikmind