As I was saying……
It’s not in people-pleasing
or serving everyone but me

It’s not in proving myself
while cheating myself
out of love of self

But it’s in the sweet melody
of the ink in my veins
pouring from fingertips

as it jigsaws words on paper
translating the cries and
the sighs of my soul

©Vivian Zems

Trinkets and Armour– What’s your passion? – by Magaly