Sarrah's Words

Truth is what is known, that does not need defining. It is as simple as a smile. One only needs to recognize it. Once set into words, once defined, it is no longer simple, it becomes something we must explore, argue and rationalize

Beyond my skin

They say I am woman

sought after
complemented on my skin, face, hair
breasts, hips, bottom

I see in their eyes I am woman

the extra smiles
leniency toward blunders, leveraging my slightly innocent impression
I leave in their minds

I see in the mirror I am woman

pick my body apart
less here, more there, then maybe
perfection to what end?

But all other times?

I am human

beyond this skin that envelopes me
the potentialities of my precious belly

beyond the delicate skin, blue eyes, breasts and long hair
the desires of others

I am human so much more than I am
woman

Written May 24th 2015

Tides of Change

With my bare toes in this fresh water
I can feel the rising global tide

I sometimes sip from this ocean
sometimes bathe
or climb on to a rock and rock myself away

But I can see the rising tide
quicken
this flood gaining momentum

each experience and learning we have
an added drop to this wave

Shedding ourselves
so our lives can merge with the rhythms of the ocean

With my longing fingers in this fresh water
I can feel the rising global tide
encircle my hips and begin to pull at me

to become yet another drop added to this cleansing ocean

Written May 24th 2015

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