I am writing a new collection of poems. I wanted to try something new. Usually, when I write a poem, it’s meant to be either read or spoken. Rarely both. Often, I put poems out in the world free of charge. However, what’s the use of a free poem if it’s not as accessible as I can make it? Therefore, I’m putting this specific poem out in the world both spoken and written.
This collection of poems marks a commitment to the practice of Revolutionary Love. I know it’s going to be a challenge to practice it the best I can. However, I believe this commitment is important. So, I am making my little space in the world the most equitable and just place I can make it.
War is Over
We had quite a time.
It was eventful.
I learned a lot.
//We had a war.//
You may have won the combat
But I was on the side of right.
We both know that now.
And all I want
Is to be friends now.
Let’s meet each other where we are.
See where our conversations go.
I’ll be your steadfast spinster.
/Always a bridesmaid and never a bride./
You shall be the opposite.
I may never be a crazy cat lady
But, trust me, crazy I can be.
I know now that you are sane.
I forgive you for what you did.
You are very skilled.
I have a way with words.
Together, we will be everything.