She musters up the courage

Saying how she truly feels

Sparing all the gritty details

Of reality revealed.

Picking pieces, one by one

After bending until she breaks

Up from scuzzy floors, uncertain

Sleeping beauty finally wakes —

To a dreamlike delusion

Worlds away from present day

Quiet compassion for her hurt

And men who told her just to lay.

Hard as it may be to leave

Stories, heartbreaks, truths untold


She sits at the helm

Sailing, letting




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Joanna Fanuko

Joanna is an aligned vinyasa RYT-200 certified yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance. Joanna's mission is to bring the teaching of yoga to everybody in an accessible, welcoming and gentle way. Check out joannafanuko.com for services, blogs and updates on all things yoga. Namaste.

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