(human) Being enough: A rare poem & self-portrait 16 Days before #topsurgery

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(Human) being enough, 16 days before top surgery, 26 February 2017, self-portrait

 

The shower, the brain island,
body, mind, soul moored offshore.

Bravely, fearfully adding bathing to selfcare list; connecting to,
mourning,
letting go of,
celebrating,
making space for,
breathing,

in and out,

in and out,

in and out

… enough. Done.

Done apologising for,
justifying,
explaining,
over-thinking being.

Enough
Just being
Human
being
re-be(ing)ginning
re-member(ing)
re-remembe(r)ing
Enough being
Being enough
;


Thank you, water, submersion, immersion,
thank you, silence (and Alanis Morrissette) filled with music,
thank you, re-remembering music instead of social media.
Thank you, Tori Amos,
thank you, these little earthquakes:
He says, when you going to make up your mind?
When’re you going to love you as much as I do?
I hear my voice and it’s been here, silent all these years.
Thank you, Art – music, writing, self-portraits.
Thank you, Germaine, for doing this for me, little Germaine and future Germaine

I haven’t written a poem in a long, long time. Read here about the healing power of writing for me

#beingnotapologisingforbeing #makingartformeagain #writingformeagain #iamenough

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