It comes on like the summer
you had your first period . This small moment when
all of a sudden
you realize you’re a woman, not a girl.
Those sanguine roles of youth are no longer yours
and it’s setting a weight down. Learning to dance
from the balls of your feet up.
Standing barefoot in the moonlight tasting your need
to howl in the back of your throat.
Letting it loose because you don’t give a fuck.