Do you believe in love at first sight? Some may dismiss it, But I’ve fallen for so many women that way. Been swept off my feet by deep feeling females each brilliant in her own light. Lyndsay who gifted the courage for poems, Lauren was definitely love at first sight, Lacey, my very first friend at the red table closest the door. Amy, so wild, so creative, Andrea who prays and reads like she means it, Katy, who laughs when kids pee on her floor. Haley and Emma and Alisha and Layne on-call regardless of gravity or pain. An actual secret sisterhood I can’t mention by name cause they’d literally kill me- funding my funeral with their own pocket change. Internet friends, Fran, Anna, and Sharon, go-getting and knitting yarn and backyards, memes and machines, nothing and everything in between. There are countless comrades I can’t even name. More yet I don’t know, haven’t met, but will soon each face familiar on the broken-heart news. And they’re all so consistent. Lifting up, cheering on, lingering wings waiting, breath bated, hearts beating, saddled up, ride at dawn, ready to roll, to kick ass and cherish, to cheer and console. Ride or dies knotted together, a bracelet woven from threads of time, common ground, common love, common purpose, each one attached to the girl come before her, pulling behind her the girl further down. So forgive me for falling so deep and so quickly. Forgive me for not mentioning each one by name. You see, they are Limitless, Infinite, Eternal. Impossible to not fall for, to not love each the same.
3/8/22 – International Women’s Day