Audre Lorde has an incredible essay called “The Transformation of Silence into Language and Action.” In it she describes the liberating power of breaking one’s silence; of speaking and thus acknowledging and — if you’re honest about it — reckoning with one’s lived experiences. Lorde speaks directly to women in this essay, and explains that …
A long overdue, long suppressed reflection of one night, six years ago.
in one world i’m tiny. i’m petite and soft someone you put in your pocket to keep warm until we’re home and can love until morning. the sight of me brings forth a sly smile that will erupt any second now into full laughter, laughter that makes you shake your head and wonder how we …
The last poem I want to archive.
Archiving more poems I wrote last summer.
Another old poem I wanted to archive.
An old poem I want to keep on this site.