beautiful women - International Women's Day 2018
you are everything
I hoped my mom would be
was beautiful once
but she couldn’t see beauty
or in you
you show me what I yearn to be
what I yearn to see in myself
you show me how
who sing and dance
you remind me to play
you remind me that
freedom comes when we laugh and grin and
our hearts are tickled with rainbows
you don’t hold up half of the sky
you are the sky
the first touchstone for all new life
how do you share so freely?
how do you tolerate the fear of loss?
you've lost so much
how do you hold the immensity of your pain?
nestled next to the purity of your joy?
how do you wake up each morning
and live into the questions?
you shine when no one is watching
I hope you hug your brokenness and your wholeness
celebrate your growth that comes after a fire
I see you
I hear you
I am you
minh dang | original poem written 14 may 2015