Beyond claim- Kate Holsinger
April 21, 2015 at 10:38am
I’m not your princess needing a rescue,
I’m not the current project in your busy mad schema.
Nor your hot house flower,
all trimmed into submission and burning in the dark
but falling apart in day light’s glare.
I’m a queen of some consequence,
A work of my own making always in progress.
A tigerlily wild on the banks of my swamp home.
Shining, vivid and relentlessly surviving
a mad manifestation of what is possible.
You need not treat me as if I am other than myself.
I’m beyond imagining.
Peer too closely- my sharpness may cut.
Grasp too greedily
I’ll leave you lying in the dirt.
Pay no mind and
I’ll be just as well.
My growth is not dependent on your observance.
If you feed me candy coated lies,
red as apples but bitter within
I’ll break you down into your elemental truths.
I’m not the resident of a shiny tower
waiting for noble gestures.
I’m not the trophy for your self esteem’s mantle
something fae to point at
a claim of your ego’s.
Not the fantasy you have in your head,
A creature only living to please
or of piteous piety.
I’m a fair burnished goddess of my own world.
Here see how it becomes more as my foot falls?
A creation that is ever evolving from thought, breath, flame
A face tilted toward the sun,her feet rooted in the earth
I am myself and for myself,
but I may share myself with you.
I am no simpering maiden,
No child to be protected,
No chattel to be traded,
I am my own.
I make my own way through the dust of planets
the maze of stars,
the curtails of belief
do not impose upon me.
Because I make myself,
no one else may claim me
without my claim upon their heart.
My brand burning upon their soul
My name forever coating their very tongue
with the sweetness of wild clover.
If I give you myself,
I give you the world.
You can get it from me no other way.
I am Dianna.
I am all fictions and myth made true.
I am indomitable.
And none will tame me.