I want to scream it in the streets:
Listen to me!
I don’t even know exactly what I want to say,
But this yearning to be heard is rumbling
around like thunder and I’m learning
that I have a right to be alive
simply because I am.
I want to sing.
Listen to me! Please.
It’s a good song that will make you
and when you find out what that is you will want to sing too.
I want to whisper
purple and rose phrases
and take you through the stages of waking up.
It is good to voice the life inside me
because it is love and love needs somewhere to go.
Listen to me.
It will make you