rock paper scissors

two strong women
full of bravado
seeing ourselves in the other

paper covers rock

we are not vulnerable
we are unassailable
adversity makes us strong

raucous, dynamic
requiring periodic charging
playful, jocular
increasingly dangerous

found a line and crossed it

scissors cut paper
rock smashes scissors

violence begets violence
words spoken in anger
from a place of hurt and pain

overtaken by words of love
through the hurt
through the pain
speaking the truth

and the truth is
i see you
you see me

i love you.