The Republic of Indonesia
— “Equality didn’t ask you to fight like a man.
We women are not of the reckless forest fire they are, we slowly engulf like a tsunami
We can wreck havoc, but we cradle all in our care, fit and flow wherever we want calmly.
We tuck sinking ships and treasures away from the burns of his reach, & our every step gleams in mystery
We don’t succumb but we also don’t wail like ransacked banshees on and on about our misery
We are women, we should not rip ourselves wide open - over shared for cheap like an air filled bag of potato chips in a party.
Don’t blow your ancestors’ cover, let them dig, let them mine, but we will never be theirs.
We are made of every gem & priceless chemical compositions of our own, unique genetics heired.
A sacred temple that stands tall of indescribable colors only labeled as your name,
ready to shelter all the hearts that would fall.
And bid goodbye to those who have tried but will never shatter you,
Fight like the woman you are till all is full of love instead of our ocean’s morose blue.”
Olympus MJU Zoom 140/Kodak Ultramax 400