One day at a time.

One day at a time.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Down to the Ocean to Pray

I took my heart to the ocean last night
To drown it
I whispered 
With salty tears,
“Here, heart
This will be better”
I was ready with stones and a plaid-pleated dress,
Just like I saw when
Nicole Kidman played Virginia Woolf
Remember that?
I took my heart to the ocean last night
Certain this was best as I placed the stones in her pocket
And tethered her hands
But heart shook loose
Kicking with wildness as the stones flew
And the tethers fell to her feet
The plaid-pleats torn
“No,” she said.
No-
You open your wings to daylight
Like wild geese
You rise up and breach the world of air and light
Like whale
You wade in the waters
Like children
You swim
Like the Beloved

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