#439. the courage (for evelyn

November 22, 2010

our scars 
are for beauty
they are smooth
beneath the rough
no one seeks them out
but we never give them up

#426. for daring girl

November 8, 2010

scars are our stories
tears also have their own feel
under our tender fingertips
stand proud in the glass
that is a braver poetry
than closing our eyes
to our own beauty

#227. for my healers

April 9, 2010

wanting to sing
told i had no range
my voice was scarred
forced into silence.

my spirit once shamed
returns to the dance
which is the bridge
from my mind words
to my heart songs.

i know both shores.

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