Lemme tell you
what Freedom is to her,
1 breath, 2 steps, 3 heartbeats
4 hours bent over Black & White
I will tell you what her Freedom means
Freedom is the no-show voice in her ear
Telling her to stay down
the absence of the niggling in the back of her neck
the prying hands that threaten to rip her apart.
Freedom is a pass at conformity,
an entrance to the alternative life
a life without Bullies & Coconuts & Herbal teas.
Let me introduce you to her brand of freedom
it’s the sound of her voice
telling her freedom story
waving the flags that spell her colours
no middle man.
Freedom is the sound
that greets her victory
Freedom is letting go.