coming home felt like a warm hug after the universe had been so cold to me.
transitional times eating my ass alive.
home scooping me up before i can self-destruct.
a sigh of relief the only thing i can muster.
never been good at staying one place for long.
yet never been good at saying goodbye.
existing in limbo with the world at my feet.
learning to create a place inside myself that i can reside on the lonelier days.
learning to create my own comfort.
reminding myself how to breathe on the days my mind moves so fast i forget to.
giving thanks for the love.
thank you for the hate too.
understanding it all works together to create the person i’m becoming.
bear with me… as i get to know her.
Kyra Horton is a twenty-year old creator. Whether expressing herself through writing, performing, or painting, she strives to turn pain into beauty. Her identity as a young Black woman from Chicago shapes her work. She grew up being inspired by activism and solidarity in her community and the arts. Kyra is fearless in the avenues she seeks in order to create the emotions painted in her heart. The world is Kyra’s canvas, as well as her muse. Her primary medium of creativity is spoken word poetry. Kyra has performed at over 50 different events since beginning her poetry career 5 years ago. Kyra published her first poetry book called Cries of a Butterfly, wrote and produced her album of poetry called The Silencer, released an EP of poetry called Tears Of Gold, and published poetry for the Gate Newspaper and the nonprofit organization Sixty Inches From Center. She has led writing workshops as well as participated in journalism cohorts to cultivate her skills.