"I find it hard to see
the difference between beauty and beauty, hard not to see
the skeleton sliding under a man’s skin:
straight femur, the cusp of hip-bone
curved like the place where the fawn nestles."
- Julia Ramsey 🌸
"Do you return from love
as yourself or as another?
It seems there are still women
I have to become
to understand the woman I was."
- Ijeoma Umebinyuo 🌼
"Snare of the shine of your teeth,
Your provocative laughter,
The gloom of your hair;
Lure of you, eye and lip;
And madness, madness,
Tremulous, breathless, flaming,"
- Angelina Weld Grimké 🌺