Together we RISE | TracieNichols.com

Together we RISE

standing under the arc of night, 
feet planted on the earth, 
arms raised to the moon 
fingers reaching for dashing clouds, 

deep sky darkness
meets
rich earth darkness
igniting dark
sacredness
in my 
belly

and I rise…

grey hair and
aching joints
irrelevant

doubts 
fears
shame
irrelevant

courage rises
determination
resilience
strength

my fierce rises
out of the tidy 
box on the straight-laced
shelf
where - in
exhaustion and 
disillusion -
I hid her
extinguished
diminished
pale
skeletal
remnants

where she 
slept
growling
uneasy

but tonight

tonight
SHE invites
and I rise

SHE 
beckons
and I rise
striding where
SHE
leads
planting
HER 
wild-hearted 
power 
deep
deep
deep
in my 
body

skin melting
bones humming
blood singing
I know this place
I know this woman
this me
this sister of stars 
and streams and storms

SHE the singing darkness
SHE reteaches me
SHE rekindles me

SHE releases me

together we illuminate
we shine we glow we beam
together we RISE
again and always

© 2016 Tracie Nichols
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