This piece was inspired by Maya Angelou’s poem, “Phenomenal Woman.” I read her poem after feeling a bit depleted recently, and it really lifted my spirits.
Every now and then, I seem to need some perspective in seeing myself as an individual underneath all of the roles I play. And Maya’s poetry, like almost everything she wrote, empowers me and gives me strength.
I would like to dedicate this post to all of the female writers and authors out there who support me while I continue to learn the craft and discover more about myself every single day.
She is heat, skin, and breath
Complexity, simplicity alive
Serenity and chaos
Curves and perfume
Innocence, sin, dark, and light
She is momentary
Spilling words on a page
She is free –
Creator, muse, force
Leaving marks of her own
Passionate, determined, complete.