Play on Words

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. Maya’s poetry, like almost everything she wrote, gives me strength.


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



Spilling words on the page

She is free—

Creator, muse, force

Leaving marks of her own

Passionate, determined, complete.


Copyright © Kelly Huntson and [2015-2019].

 *originally published June, 2016

Thank you for reading!

~Happy International Women’s Day~