March 8th is International Women’s Day so I wrote this poem called “They Are.” It’s dedicated to all the special women in my life.
They are strong, beautiful, gentle, fierce, smart, silly, funny, serious, vulnerable, powerful, caring, dangerous, simple, complicated, soft, tough, leaders, companions, peacekeepers, warriors, fighters, lovers.
They are friends, coworkers, sisters, daughters, nieces, cousins, aunts, girlfriends, wives, mothers.
They are flawed.
They are perfect.
They are women.
Me and my sisters, sometime in the late ’70s