i am an open heart —
strong, free, full and clear as the bell itself.
i am soft-flexed knees,
gravity centered and recaliberated,
surfboard-steady and supple
to ride the waves of challenge and change.
turning away from that which seeks
to diminish, defeat or undo me —
i protect my borders,
preserve the sanctity of
wisdom well earned
and compassion long cultivated.
turning toward that which fuels and fortifies me,
i am a commitment to liberation —
cutting through artifice,
toppling the false idols of oppression,
and living (w)holy unperturbed
in the unalterable truth of my divinity.
refuge, resistance, resilience + radical self-expression