Fighting for my voice

sometimes my words
lodge just south of my
sternum in a circling
churn trying
to break
free of my belly

an indigestion
of language

a great tumble and flail
of thoughts too long held
in velvet womb safety

a pushing straining
cluster of brave swinging
syllable sabers, lobbing
consonants and vowels
over fear-built walls of
disbelief and self-doubt

landing on the other side
pausing just long enough
to gather
to rise
to write themselves
on the face
of the world


I’m Tracie Nichols, M.A. I guide edge-walking women through the wild and unpredictable borderlands of deep growth and change. I especially love supporting highly sensitive, intuitive and body-wise women who are creating businesses of their own. I’m a business and life coach, aromatherapist, poet and rebel crone.

You can find me on my website, Instagram and Facebook.

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