... has you so afraid?
Is it because at my simplest,
I still radiate majestic energy.

You come dressed before me suited in armor,
and I, a mere dress
with palms open
as if I wield the power of the sun, moon, sea and land. 

Perhaps I do,
hence your fear. 

Perhaps my untapped potential
is what you so desperately wish to suppress.

Perhaps my voice, my gesture
which resonates with millions is what you wish to silence.

Perhaps it is the potential of millions
who will never bow, bend knee, acquiesce nor recognize you
as superior nor an authority;
regardless of the masquerade,
the illusion has been your own.

Perhaps,
my womb and
my ability to birth gods and creators.

Perhaps, 
You fear my greatness.
It seems you always have . . . 

If we continue to raise up, wake up and cognize the truth of every situation, realize our worth . . . we should have our own everything. Ruminate on the word 'everything' ... for 'every thing' falls under its umbrella.  

More to be said, but for now, this is enough.

*photo credit: Twitter

Ieshia Evans stands before a brigade of militarized public servants during a Baton Rouge, Louisiana Black Lives Matter protest Saturday, July 9, 2016. Ms. Evans is said to have been arrested and charged with obstructing highway traffic.  Powerful indeed if she alone can stop traffic and not the brigade before her.