’How I Began’

Beating forest

Pines breathing

Fresh, clean, unpolluted

Simple

Pure

Life was simple

Easy

Beautiful

Surrounded by nature and love

I was allowed to grow,

To become

Across the ocean

My life carried on

Running into keys

Black and white

My safe space

Emotional release

No matter how I arrived

I left the piano

Free

Now,

No Rose coloured glasses

I see what’s around me

I feel the injustice

Corruption, pain, fear,

Now, I choose Love

I carry the generations of women before me

But I have a voice

Now Life is beautiful in a different sense

I feel all sides

360

This is beauty

What a blessing it is

To feel

Our imperfect humanity