To touch, to feel, to squeeze, to pinch, to prod,
To poke, to probe, to dissect, to detect, to examine,
To refuse, to refute, to rant, to rave, to roar, to rampage,
To pierce, to slice, to cleave, to carve, to hack,
To pale, to whiten, to weaken,
To grieve, to plea, to pray,
*It’s not quite October yet, but I know this subject has been on many minds lately. To the women in my life who are survivors – just know that I am incredibly proud of you, and I admire your strength and positivity. I hope that if I am ever faced with such a challenge, I can handle it with the same amount of dignity and grace that you all have. I love you.