Posted byPoet Kiana DavisPosted inpoetryTags:Poems, Poetry
Published by Poet Kiana Davis
Kiana Davis was born and raised in Richmond, California. She began writing poetry at the age of 12 to grapple with growing up in a low income community and to help her develop her identity as a young black girl in America. For the past 10 years, she has worked as an educator teaching at-risk youth in Washington State. View more posts
5 thoughts on “Transitioning”
I do not understand how no cost relates to the person who runs away: “I don’t blame you for running away because my growth cost you nothing.”
Thank you for the comment. The poem is about a fatherless daughter who tries to confront her absentee father….. His only memory of her is as a helpless baby, but her growth is all her own. No thanks to him. No cost to him…..
A bit of word play.
He was not there, he gets no glory. I understand now. Thank you for teaching me.
Thank you for the question. It really helped me breakdown my poem and my intentions. Poetry helps me write about heaviness inside my heart.
I read recently where artists/writers are allowed to move gracefully through “heaviness” that others can’t resolve because they have no outlet. We deal with the truth and that’s the healing.