Play on Words

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.

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Play on Words

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She is heat, skin, and breath

Curious, capable

Complexity, simplicity alive

Serenity and chaos

Curves and perfume

Innocence, sin, dark, and light

She is momentary

Temporary

Forever-and-a-day

Spilling words on a page

She is free –

Creator, muse, force

Leaving marks of her own

Passionate, determined, complete.

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