when judgement deters

Rise in honest opinions
Even labels can’t define you
Be your unapologetic self
Exceed in who you want to be
Love yourself so you can love others



once the notion is lodged i can’t shake it
i want to build a dream from the foundation
fortitude cement and laborious love
walls to store my books, square feet dancing
transom windows to climb in and out of
and a door to welcome my love home
but for now i look to rent
studio not caging a butterfly soul
a demand not affordable
i check and check again
notion lodged, i can’t shake it.