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Updated: Aug 22, 2021

There was a time

I wanted to be someone more like you,

my deepest vortex

a force so secret

no man could ever harness me.

I was ashamed of

my transparency,

my naked vulnerability.

Now I see the soul of who I am

must really shine on the outside

so if I have only my skin

to protect it within

I must project my power of a different kind.

Because, darling,

my heart may sometimes break

but never ever will it forsake.

Copyright text Jasmine Monk. Photos Unsplash.

This SSOA writers' blog is made possible by grant assistance from the City of Sydney.


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