Created by Nicolette Tura, 10/24/20

The Manifesto

I am the pearl

 

I was once hardened and closed off

 

I shut the door

 

I was a treasure inside 

 

And yet I was the only one who didn’t see it.

 

Do you resonate?

 

I am like the moon

 

Shifting and full

 

Shifting and dark

 

Shifting and all the shapes and slices of light through a time 

 

That stands still

 

And moves

 

The illusion of time

 

The illusion of me

 

I wanted so bad to be kissed by the boy who saw me

 

I pined so hard for that boy to love me

 

I was out of power waiting

 

and dreaming

 

to be someone’s darling

 

That darling was me

 

for me 

 

I chased long nights

 

And cried many days

 

The moon was always there

 

As was the pearl within

 

I even had fantasies of drowning the pain in the cleansing seafoam

 

Take me away from this place, I begged and pleaded -

 

I am an alien here

 

I don’t belong here

 

How does everyone know how to get it right

 

Why am the only one who doesn’t know how to do it

 

Television is so mischievous

 

It is entertainment for some

 

It can be a lifeline for others

 

I forgive that part

 

That part that learned distorted views of worthiness

 

That’s ok

 

I kiss you child

 

Your pearl

 

Your treasure within

 

Your heart of gold

 

You have softened that shell

 

Demolished the door

 

That kept you from the magic of yourself

 

That’s ok

 

I kiss that part of you

 

The seawater now cleanses you

 

The moonlight now holds you

 

You no longer have to run

 

Away from the demons within

 

They aren’t real

 

I kiss that part of you

 

My darling

 

All those parts of you

 

That longed to be kissed

 

Shame

 

Fear

 

Guilt

 

Isolation

 

All the pain

 

I kiss it gone

 

My darling

 

You are the answer

 

You are the pearl

 

You are the treasure

 

Only you can unlock this door

 

Let yourself out of the shell

 

To shine that pearlescent power

 

To awaken other pearls

 

Hardened by misperception

 

Hardened by striving for that kiss

 

The kiss of success defined narrowly and not available to all

 

The kiss of the perfect relationship that doesn’t exist

 

The kiss of the perfect body airbrushed and scalpeled

 

The kiss of impossible

 

Let’s all open the door

 

Break open the shell

 

That dims our light

 

Let the light radiate from our shells 

 

To illuminate the sea

 

Reflecting the moon’s love and light back to her

 

My darling, please join me?

 

Only you, Only me

 

Only we

LET'S HANG OUT ON THE REGULAR

CommUnity is Everything. It's not fun being stuck in our heads with the same tapes of 'I'm not enough' or the Comparison Track on repeat. You feel me right?

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