Honey Thunder

My disposition may drip sweet             like prickly pear honey,                         honey, and I may step lightly on my toes             and on the feelings of others, but I ain’t no fragile lady who needs protection             or a broken bird that needs fixin’. I sure as hell ain’t no wind-up doll             here for your pleasin’. *** For too …

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What moves you? (blog challenge)

Now feels like the right time to present a blog challenge that has been percolating in my mind for a few weeks. First, I will share the details and the opportunity to win a prize, should you choose to participate, then I will share the inspiration for this challenge. Blog Challenge Details: Choose a physical …

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Find Your Rhythm

Leave the safe shore, trust your strength, and engage your core. Listen to your intuition and know that you are supported. Enjoy your own company. Enjoy the process. ✌🏻 ~Michele my image, Solana Beach, California © 2023 MyInspiredLife

No Reservations Required

A hand-stitched sundress                         brushing against              women             who did not see their own greatness Too young to join             their chirping, chopping, stirring, and frying             I twirled through unapologetic thighs                         pillars of strength surrounding me             I admired their prominent hips,                         womanly figures draped with flowing skirts,                         some adorned with aprons             Each southern beauty wore a crown …

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How to Triumph like a Girl (a recitation)

https://videopress.com/v/XfwWSoPZ?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true On July 12, The Library of Congress named Ada Limón the 24th poet laureate of the U.S. Limón writes and teaches in Sonoma, California, where she is from. She also resides in Kentucky. Limón earned an MFA from New York University and is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York …

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Rise Lady, Rise (audio)

Rise Lady, Rise! It is your time to color the land, littered with scars and stains created by careless hands; some too harsh and cruel, to hold the beauty that bursts from you. Crush you, some might try, with a palm, a bulldozer, or a bomb, but you will rise again, for you are strength, …

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on Wet Concrete, don’t Step

Skin sweating she watched the tumbling and spinning stones, rocks, and cement lifting and crashing thunderous mixing Water spraying she watched the gray sludge become a substance strong enough to bind buildings callous enough to bury history, secrets, seeds, and bones Solid trapping heat and feet too slow to move when the giant mixer began …

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Candy Apple Red

There she goes bumping down the road wrapped in candy apple red Silverado short bed windows down, music up blond lift held with Aqua Net Nice truck! more than one said not talking wheels, I suspect She complements her spring birth month bull strength and stubbornness She’s no bull in a china shop though with …

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Being a Woman calls for a Celebration!

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