I bear witness

I bear witness
to your suffering
to your pain
to your invisibility

The shame is with the perpetrator
It is not yours to carry
The disgrace is with the perpetrator
It is not yours to hold on to
The violation is with the perpetrator
It is not yours to keep

I bear witness
to your suffering
I bear witness
to your pain

You are no longer unseen.
Your dignity is just.
Your worth unquestionable.
Your place uncontested.

I see your light
I see your strength
I see your survival
I see your healing
You are the strength of your bones
You are the permanence of your heart
You are the power of your soul
You are the sanity of your mind

You are not alone
Never alone

*For Ada*

Otherworld

Otherworld

‘It’s bleeding in now’
He says

‘Seeing me, seeing you’
Elven hunter confused

‘I am so alone’
A dragon in my dorm room

‘Come sister dance with us’
Whispers under willows

‘I know you know’
That guy is a troll, or dwarf—something earthy

‘Hello little witch’
Disguised as human—know not what

‘Can’t go back, connection doesn’t exist anymore’
Disney’s Stitch just completely black

My hand reaches through
The tree

Reality drips tenaciously
From my finger tips

‘Welcome to the multiverse’
The green sparrow tweets

Thoughts meandering
Through space and time

 

Inspired by: John Beckett