v o i c e

its been a long time since

i have heard you

i almost forgot what you sound like.


countless years you were silent

a burning coal at the base of my neck.


i hear you at work

with my friends

with my love

i hear you in the silent gaps of my solitude.


i never believed you could sweetly

speak your truth.


and listen to you now,

saturating the earth with the sound of your love.



photo credit:  james jackson

photo credit: james jackson


Nya Alemayhu

Nya Alemayhu is an author, entrepreneur, wellness coach, and yoga teacher based in Washington, DC. Nya began her physical asana practice in 2004 while attending university. She received her first teaching certificate in 2013 and has been sharing the gift of yoga ever since.