a short essay & a poem on healing
“does she regret you? do you see it on her face?”
The process of healing.
“when eve curled her body around rebellion; i wrapped my tongue around the rhythm of acceptance.”
“An inverse kiss / never to live / well and cheaply / or together”
“congrats to pulse / to closeness of body and breath / the rise and fall of your chest”
“Where sons grow like sugarcane, feed us the sweet sap of their bones.”
A poem on self-care.
“Women can’t speak the spoken word from their soul.”
“Gabby Rivera told me, hold wisdom below your tongue until it enters your bloodstream. / So I drank potions, prayed for books, and chanted affirmations”