power of the past (December 2020)

Some women want change to happen;

some women want to make change happen.

As I meet these women, I want to learn about their past.

But a memory

is like a friend from the past,

who needs an invitation before it is let in to the party.

Silence is my ally;

patience is my ally.

As these women rally, I listen, I hear the silence,

I hear the breathing, I hear the quiet sentence.

the way women talk about worlds sounds different, I noted once.

As I listen to their vision, I witness an arrow,

the arrow of time, that has left the bow,

that is now


As I make notes of these women’s words, their voices become quiet

and turn into a memory.

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