‘If you want to fly, give up everything that’s weighing you down’
I don’t listen to Radio 4 Women’s Hour,
Do you think that diminishes my personal power?
I probably ‘won’t get’ intentional grammatical jokes
Does that deserve the scrutiny it provokes?
Maybe, it’s an intentional decision…
Not to partake in your petty derision.
I may not read the ‘right books’
And if you asked me, am I left of centre?
I’d reply, ‘I don’t give two political fucks’.
I’m aiming to be balanced and high vibe,
With the hope to spread love to my wide tribe.
If that triggers or annoys you in some way,
Then I’m sorry, I’m not sure what to say…
Except that we’re all on our journey
And I honour the light in you.
But I won’t apologise for my brand of words
and don’t need approval from any literary herds.
It’s liberating to feel expressively free,
To explore the depths of what it is to be me.
And so I’ll call myself a writer as that’s a barcode for the stories I tell,
Because if I don’t allow myself to voice them,
I’m just surviving my own living hell.