Be The Moon

from by Skye Zentz



In the supermarkets the pictures stare back
Girls, made up like dolls
Perfectly groomed, their airbrushed smiles gleam
From the storefront windows of the shopping malls
and we buy their lipgloss, we buy their toothpaste
we buy their padded bras.
And we see their skinny bones, sad but sexy
and we see all of our flaws

How do we grow, how do we move
Inside of this mess we're tangled up in
Beauty is here within the authentic you
In the strength that helped you grow into a woman

I sit with my sisters we braid our hair and we drink tea
We talk about our lives, we talk on being wives,
Growing up tall and straight, watching boys and watching weight
Watching the younger girls
Dancing with the fabric of time

Oh to be young again, a child inside this world wide web
How would I be different?
How would my mother have done it then?
My empathy is for their youth
That it's not tossed aside too soon
Growing up is hard to do
Take your time, girl, watch the moon

So if you ever feel alone
Or awkward in your fragile bones
Hold your body like a friend
Remind yourself you're loved and then
Be the you you wish to be!
Remember, we're all built imperfectly
But the magic of each tiny flaw
Makes you perfect as you are cause

You will grow and you will move
outside the limits of what you can dream of
Beauty is here, within the authentic you
You are the moon, girl, full of light and wisdom!


from Bird Heart, released June 21, 2012



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Skye Zentz Norfolk, Virginia

Skye writes truth and hope,
bends it and shapes it into
a singable form

Hailing from southeast Virginia, her Father's late music store, Ramblin Conrad's, was once her childhood playground. She hopes to live her next life as a dolphin or an elf.
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