• Vol. 07
  • Chapter 07

Invisible Resilience

You will see me.
Shy I am not!
I am more than I appear.
Your veil of ignorance
perpetuates my patriarchal reality.
Yet, hides my strength.

You will hear me.
Suppressed by deep male tones
My agentic voice is rising.
I read. I write. I pray. I sing.
My secret literacy empowers me
and guides my transformation.

You will watch me.
My hope of overcoming inequity
nurtures my discreet actions
and redefines my purpose to your astonishment.
For blinded by prejudice,
You miss my invisible resilience.