A Willow’s Lament

A poem about death:

Lose track of the wind

On the mirror surfaced lake

Christening the sky

With clear intent

Where is the coffin

But sky and earth

The heavens, the ornaments

And yet in the kitchen,

Where life is rebirthed

There gathered the women

Pottery deep into breakfast

Reassuring one another

The calm center of the maelstrom

Change the only constant

There is light in the darkness;

The light in chaos

So is life with death

Born when it was time to be born

Die when it’s time to die

The movement, the process,

Where the repose of peace with time is apparent

It follows the order of things

Neither joy nor sorrow can take hold

Yet in Spring, herald of rebirth,

It feels like Winter

Like the depths of the ocean

Have suddenly become thick air

Upon this fleeting dream-world

Dawn is breaking

The trees bedeck themselves

The willow boughs in comprehension

The direction of love is not lost

But the deeper treasure of sweetened time

Will be its own reward

Published by The Human Mare

I believe in humanity. I am an Egalitarian. I believe that we should help and take care of one another as a family, as a community, and as a country. A woman's body is hers just like a man's body is his. A child should never know hunger, neglect, abuse, or be denied education. Likewise, our elders should be given the respect they've earned while the generations below should be actively looking towards the future. I am liberal in political views. I am a feminist. I am extremely vocal against sexual assault and domestic violence. I am not classified as a Christian although I believe in the teachings. I will probably piss you off at some point and that's okay because you'll probably do the same to me. As long as you are respectful I will be as well.

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