International Women’s Day
Women, Female-identified, Feminine- my gift to you
I stand beside you, hand in hand.
I stand behind you, sword at the ready.
I stand before you, clearing a path.
I kneel beneath you, helping you gain purchase.
I reach down from above, lending a hand up.
My heart and yours, beating in harmony.
Our hands create, nourish, soothe, heal.
Ears to listen,
Eyes to witness,
Arms to embrace,
Smell to discern what is “off” from what is balm,
Tongues to speak words of truth…
Spirits to craft this world with compassion,
~ Lisa C. Adams
Art by Tegan Steele