April 4, 2016

union

becoming, 2005

Fear Was Once: 

monsters under the bed
father's motorcycle driving away
a stranger knocking
broken glass/bare feet
stomach flu
particular mood in mother's eyes.

Scary things morphed into:
trusting another's beating heart

so
goodbye to hugs
and velvety kisses
solar plexus flames
i put you out
farewell to tangled limbs
and
four lungs breathing
(like mountain climbers)

so long to
reaching hands
for my breasts
no more candles
dancing piano tunes

The End!

i shall
fold myself
into
rustling wind
between
wary birds
fresh born leaves

buried toes/damp soil
lavender, rosemary
dewy blooms
tea for one

quiet thoughts

you 
i love.