There comes a time

There comes a time,

when the quiet whisperings of the heart

are no longer content

with their small, dark space.


And they begin to unfurl,

to grow … to stretch …

to reach out …

Until they burst their boundaries.


And the whispers become a howl,

a full-throated roar

that rattles the walls of the night

and shakes the foundations of the soul


And touches the wild woman in us all.

And re-awakens the world

Published as part of ‘Women’s Voices’ in Rabbit Non-Fiction Poetry Journal 2021