I got my period today.
I am happy -periods make me feel so connected with myself.
No painkillers for me, thank you.
I want to feel what I feel.
Even if my body hurts
And I can’t focus on anything.
It reminds me of the woman I am.
The fire of creativity grows in my womb.
But I am a lucky woman:
I can stop whenever I need to,
I can sit, lay down
Under my purple blanket – that’s my favorite –
I can sleep if I want to.
I can take rest, watching nature from my window.
Witches’trees – what a funnyt hought!
Walnut oval leaves
Makes me think of sanitarypads.
Are there any women using them?
Walnut leaves, I mean.
Are there women in the world
Who can stop working
Who can sit, lay down, sleep, take rest?
Even just for one day
One day to breathe
One day for growing roots
As if they were walnut trees.
Poet: Sara Salone
Sara is based in Italy and works as a librarian. She also does translation works and write tales for children.