note #1  Smile 
I think the reason a smile is so beautiful is because it hides so much 
No matter the amount of pain you're really in. 
This miraculous curve won’t let a soul see
For the time being… smile
Your personal protection prevents you from really being read… 
But use at your own discretion because nothing can be healed
If it’s always covered up.

note #2  Heal
I employ you to find out what’s in your heart 
I behove you, if it moves you to tears, and 
If it’s holding on to some years, to some of its memories
To Let. It. Go. 
That’ll let you know if you’re really healing. 
Are you strong enough to push past the bulk of your feelings. 
They’ve been packaged and delivered to your door with a pretty bow
Traveled all this way, but you don’t have to open it and keep it.  

note #3  Nature of a Woman
When she deserves the stars and the moon but you only can give her flowers
So you put them in a nice vase
But she takes them out plants them and they grow a vine 
that allows both her and yourself to climb up and sit on the moon
to look at the very things that you wanted to give her,
she gave to you
She recognized a seed.
And you realized that she was created to be your helper.
Oblivious things to you are in her nature. 

note #4  Revelation
She sat there and watched 
And listened,
She smiled and felt the joy 
And she said 
"God, I think this is where I want to be"

note #5  She Is
She is
A gospel riff 
A jazz chord
A Dilla like beat
Her smile makes the tip of your spine curve up, neck tilted looking to find her source of joy.

note #6  Feelin Myself
Post a pretty picture and I  get a hundred likes, 
but that don't make me like myself 
50 times twice
that don't make me love myself any more I guess
I’m still the same person just in a pretty dress 
and a filter and blemish remover or some other mess 
but  I'm feeling myself 
I’m feeling myself
I’m feeling, I’m feeling I’m feeling my self 
with emptiness 
cause when I log off I don’t have much else left.

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