Honey, a poem

oh, how swiftly brilliance eagerness intensity gets dulled by shame shimmering turns flat brightness hides in shadows elegance is muddled love quashed a call to (re)turn to vulnerability and tenderness again and again and again.

Homage to My Belly, a poem

Crafted at  Writing Woman: An Embodied Creative Writing and Ritual Experience led by poet & wise woman Elana Bell.  This piece was inspired by Lucille Clifton. Image by Antonio Paramo   My body’s fulcrum.  Full breasts above.  Strong hips below. This belly.  Plump, abundant, fleshy.  It sometimes shrinks.  It mostly grows. Rounded mounds.  Soft, pliable. It contains the … More Homage to My Belly, a poem

Corazón, a poem

by eloiza jorge I’m fine alone She says, wanting to convince herself. She’s right. She has survived. Clawed, climbed, clambered out of depths of anguish Cobbling, crafting, reconstructing a life. Finding firm ground underneath Broken open enough for wisdom to take root For a sturdy backbone to get built. Yet it’s sweeter, gentler, kinder In … More Corazón, a poem