Take a deep breath and
Lean into your sisters
They will cradle your weariness and
Weave flower crowns out of every strand of hurt
That you didn’t know what to do with, or do without.
*I chose the word “into” in line 2 of this poem because it was used in a rehearsal process I was in to imply complete trust and surrender. To “lean into”, in our vocabulary at the time, is to let your weight fall completely, from inside out, onto another person you trust.
Artwork by Cheong Kiet Cheng “Somewhere Only We Know” 2014