Love Live Mother Earth

Poem for my daughter and for daughters everywhere

The bravest thing you can do
is to love yourself
ferociously

To run your fingers over your skin
as if meandering a marvelous journey
through time

Your skin
of olives and cinnamon
of cocoa and roses

Your wild hair
Your earthen sweat
Your ancestral glory

The bravest thing you can do
is to claim your struggle 
as a story of your strength

The bravest thing you can do
is to cradle your imperfections
and nurture them into your wholeness

You were born a music maker
Dance the way you were born to
Sing the way you were meant to

Know that you are delicious
and precious
as you are

as you were born to be.