to my tribe...
thea coughlin, canon digital rebel xti
thank you for allowing me the space to spill my tears,
even when i try to hold back.
thank you for shouting to the sky for me,
when i don't have the energy to.
thank you for never questioning my love for you,
when i need to pull back and be quiet.
thank you for saying its my turn to be pregnant,
when i discovered 7 acquaintances were pregnant in one week.
thank you for suggesting i tear off my clothes and go to the ocean,
because you knew the salt water would heal the wounds.
thank you for reminding me how wonderful Nia feels,
when i felt too tired to move.
thank you for saying i am not delicate during this time of the month,
but that i just need to reserve my energies. that felt empowering.
thank you for the special ways each of you nurture.
it feels like a soothing balm of pure white softness.