"Let us be excess—a spare tire over tight jeans, a crop top above a soft middle, a braless summer day. Let’s walk tall in our contradictions—our strides can swing or swagger, our hearts can burn in rage and joy at once, and over and over. Let our children be chubby and loud—oh let us be those chunky cheeks again—let’s take off our shirts and splash in the mud, fall on our fat asses and be glad in it."
from the poem Let Us Live,
(first published in Adrienne, from Sibling Rivalry Press)