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“I cannot Be” 2020 Poem by Yvette Hess

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“I cannot Be” 2020 Poem by Yvette Hess

“Mimicking Me” 2020. I like the way the belt, coincides with the edge of the grass line... mirroring the edge, that halfway mark, the constriction at my waist. I split there, the top in pose, trying to tame the wild hair. The bottom finding footing , for what? For grounding?For purpose?Who knows.I lost. I lose still. I lose myself in the storm that is me. Death is so final, and part of me weeps. But the absent is what really gets me at the knees. Absence never makes my heart grow fonder: It weeps while it seeks-A place to fillGentleness...

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I Remember why I never wanted to be a Feminist

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I Remember why I never wanted to be a Feminist

Why strive to be angry , why grow up to see what I thought and was taught was what a feminist was? They were loud, destructive, ungrateful and nothing what I wanted to be when I finally grew up. I was already angry. And I didn’t want to be anymore. Yet, I wonder maybe my anger wasn’t yet free.

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