Can A Girl Write Love Poems?
Can a girl write love poems
or is that supposed to be left to men?
Can she say her heart fills
with the sweet whisper of lilacs
when she hears his name?
Can she tell the world that his touch
is sweeter than the thought of heaven?
Can she say if heaven were offered,
she would deny it in exchange for his kiss?
Would you find her too forward
or brash for writing about him?
-Rachel Hutcheson(*Excerpt from my new book The Almost True Tales, Thoughts, and Observations of a Lifelong Black Sheep Rebel Girl.)