(after aja monet)
I know the ocean is blue because of the way it reflects light
I know that 60% of the human body is made of water
which can only mean that we all carry oceans inside of us.
I know that the anatomy of a person doesn't define them
I know that softness doesn't equate weakness
and being feminine doesn't mean you're any less.
I know bee colonies have a unique odour recognisable
only to members of that hive.
I know that's what home is like
I know I haven't been there in 3 year
and it could be a couple more before I even consider going.
I know the grass isn't always greener on the other side
but that has never stopped me jumping fences trying to get there.
I know my tongue has been colonised by a language that
didn't bother seeing my native one as anything less than barbaric.
I know I have done little to stop it since.
I know how easy it is to hold on to anger
How I spent 20 years believing I hated my father
only to realise that sometimes forgiveness is the
hardest thing to give away.
I know my heart is the same size as my fist
but I am still trying to figure out if that is a metaphor
for flight or fight.