Revivification of Self

Waves pounding
blue hues thrown to air
sparkling diamonds
sun pouring through
as I dance withing crested waters.
Freedom.
Giving self permission to love.
Giving self permission to fail.
Giving self permission to grow.
Giving self love.
Watch from the sand
reveling in passion
rejuvenation of woman
expression through desire
through touch
fall down
my cold thigh
yours hot from the sun
watch goose bumps pop
as my flesh warms.
Content
laying
sun basking flesh
drowsy
smile adorns my face.
Learn to embrace the unpredictable.
Learn to embrace the world around.
Realized I can only be responsible
for me
my thoughts
my actions.
That it is impossible to know the mind of another.
Your fingers catch mine
drawn to lips
soft kiss
smile wreaths my face
jumping up
pulling you to your feet
dash into the waves.
We have the whole beach…..
to ourselves…..
wicked glee flares
as in we dive.
©June 25/20
Picture via Pinterest

Truth’s Ballad

How battered
how bruised
how broken
must I be
that I view everything you say
under scrutiny.
Thoughts
always twisted
expectant of the worst
never expecting the good.
Cannot believe the hurt
stifled for so long
brewing
bursting through my skin.
Death worms
boring outward
escaping with their vile shards
stomped beneath my boot
as they fall.
No one loves you.
I am loved.
You are ugly.
I see my beauty.
It comes from within.
No one wants to hear your pain.
I am surrounded by those
who share my pain
hold my hand
hug me tight
let me cry.
You are shallow
selfish
insignificant in this world.
I am me.
I am imperfect.
I have shattered.
I have remade myself.
I am learning to listen
finally
to the most important person of all…..
myself.
Clothed in color
standing upon cliff’s edge
within my hands
ashes of…..
the horror of my past
the fear that tried to bind me
the voice
wailing in fear
in shame
in pain
no longer caged
no longer tongueless
soars
released to the skies
song upon the bird’s wings.

©Oct. 16/19
Picture is my own