The Affirmation of Black Phoebe


The Affirmation of Black Phoebe


Black Phoebe, 

You answer my prayers.

You find me each time

when I give up on hope,

undermine a leap of faith,

forget my place in the design of things.

Your timing

forces me to believe 

you know that I know,

and it brings me to tears.


Maya said "Miss your words". 

I realized that I missed them too. 

I missed my real voice.

and the power to create

from a place that was pure

with no second guesses.

With three words, she became you that day:

my affirmation bird

an angel 

bells that ring

a thumbs up from the sky

a hug when I needed the most holding

the best reminder.

Like an animal

I am never aimless

because I was born. 

Here with many moments, 

plenty of chances to be

somebody else's  Black Phoebe.


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