I was told once
I wasn’t easy to train
Like his friend’s wife
Which is why he wasn’t getting closer
So I took 1 million steps in the opposite direction
He’s gone now.
Phew
I’ve been assumed a lady
A lady I surely am
And so much more
So when my class is sprinkled with vulgarity
They feel lied to
Ass out of me and you
Boo
Aggressive language isn’t assigned to men only
Women wield their aggression too
Shhhiiittt.
My emotional states have terrified the misinformed
Don’t you know the sea pulls back its waves?
Life is a prediction
“Expect the unexpected”
I breathe fire to weld swords
I cry 60% of my body’s water because my pain your pain deserve acknowledgment
Those extremes have been my cons
While the pros have been
The extreme love I share
Imagine.
They’ll never tell.
So
As a woman who can’t be trained, who won’t be trusted in high society, who can’t be supported at her lows, who is seen as a siren and nothing more
I live knowing my existence
Is an unintentional challenge
A magnificent freedom magnet
Living my truth
Empowers the Magic

 

Liza Zayas is a lover of writing and dancing and celebrates both as a singer and songwriter performing as Luna del Flor. You can hear her collaborative sounds and experience life through her storytelling. She invites you to dance. Her poetry seeks to initiate dialogue by intentionally expressing consequences of love, lust, ego and self-respect.

 

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