Journal · Poems

Grace on Earth

newly married shipped off miles away left her blessed childhood behind looked upon the fierce patriarchal structures of men and women awaiting her arrival soon to be demolished by the fire in her heart and crown on her head because she could sense that seeds from her tree won’t need solid structures based on fear and control but soft nurturing soil from Mother Earth so she plowed their hearts with her mighty young hands and found water in his drought and fed us something out of nothing and looked into our eyes and made our childhood stand still in time and packed our lunches and taught us words she never got to learn herself and gave us voices that she stole from her mother when she refused to take her back and took us to watch a circus that we’ll never forget and played with us silly games and carried her graceful role as our mother

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