Opal Woman

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Opal Woman

My mama bear

It’s because of you I believe

In magic

And realms unknown

Where fairy tales begin

And princes’ pout

But princess gotta love herself first

You taught me that

Opal Woman

My warrior guide

You calm even the spirits

Of those you once knew

Knowing now they could have treated you better

As they rest on your crown

To listen

And bathe in your majesty

Opal Woman

My rhapsody in blue

Each night

Angels borrow your soul

To soar

Like powdered gold and diamond splinters

Returning to the stars

And showing you off to the moon

Oh how Proud the moon is

To see wild truths

Come alive in you

Opal Woman

My deity

Its because of you I have faith

As in those brief moments

When I see me the way you see me

I light the world as brightly as you

And the way you love

Unconditional beyond words of explanation

Mother earth

Whispers

A love like yours could heal a tribe

And you do

For the smiles you draw from passing strangers

Paint your existence

Opal Woman

My beautiful mother

You are home

And loved beyond the sun

My mother

Everything.

Funny Story

 

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Friends always say

“You’re so funny

Random shit always happens to you”

You want a story?

I’m your gal

God forbid you ever think me boring!

I go out

Get drunk on pink wine

To meet a guy who has his own story

I meet one

He does some job

Someplace

Somewhere

I don’t fancy him but he has nice shoes

He fancies me

I think

Story begins

We get drunk

He invites me back to his

We drink whiskey

I hate whiskey

But I drink it anyway

I’m more obnoxious when I’m drunk

I think

And flirt harder

I need to pee

I come back

He’s naked

I shut down

 

It wasn’t the worst

It wasn’t the best either

He shows me pictures of his kids

Tells me he misses them

And her

I should care

I don’t

We fall asleep

I wake up at 4am disorientated

Where the fuck am I?

He drapes over me

I want to leave

But I don’t

I push him off me

I fall asleep

Wake up at 6am

Hangover from hell

He pretends to like my morning hair

I pretend I fancy him

He takes ages in the loo

 

I hold mine in

Coffee makes it worse

I say goodbye

Twenty minute walk home in heels

My pants are crusty

No big deal

I vomit behind the bins outside McDonalds

I laugh at myself

Funny

I get home

Go to the loo

I take a bath because I feel disgusting

I wash my face

I cry

I can’t remember his name

And did we use protection?

I put on a baggy t-shirt and leggings

I watch TV

All day

And eat a whole packet of kettle chips

The big packet

Ready salted

And oven chips

I pick my fingernails because I’m so pissed at myself for eating a whole packet of crisps

I call a friend

“What a night!

You’re never gonna guess what happened?

It was so fucking funny”.

 

 

 

 

Being Me

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My veins are full of iron

I’m not so sweet as you think

When my shadow pours acid rain

Don’t be mad that I muddied your pink

 

My eyes reflect what you want

To be as you want me to be

When I am the way that I am

Don’t act disappointed in me

 

My hands are to fondle this earth

To feel what my heart needs to grow

If I pluck something different to you

Don’t tell me I’m wrong and don’t know

 

My breasts will swell each month

And my body is mine to bleed

When I choose to nurse only myself

Don’t say that I pay you no heed

 

My legs they have shape and much strength

To explore lands my soul can call home

If you steer me someplace I hate

I’ll walk my next chapter alone.