A whole woman
Somewhere inside me is a whole woman:
she stirs, ready to spring like Athena,
fully armoured and equipped with a plan
for war with my body her arena.
She’s ready to defend all humankind,
she’s not afraid to fight, to take a stand,
nor of the dark spaces in her own mind,
for of herself she’s in complete command;
she doesn’t take on other’s mistakes,
she doesn’t break easily, nor relive
misdeeds for she won’t let anyone take
more of her than she’s willing to give.
Somewhere inside me she stirs, waits for birth,
for the time she can prove to me my worth.
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