Jason Gray, “Artemis, Violet Woman”

So she lives!

Artemis in the spirit

The spirit of every almost union

Two girls close enough to hold


Artemis, violet woman, protects that union

Shields the flesh with her bronze skin

Captures the fear in her dark curls

Stares into the soul with brown eyes dark and vast


Know she lives in the heart of every girl

In her love and in her uncertainty

Be not deterred

She protects the violet love

Jason Gray is a 15 year old black, gay, transgender boy who uses poetry to communicate and open minds to a new way of thinking.