Consider me crazy, a wavy raving lunatic,
Am I though or is it society that’s f*cking sick?
I was popcorn pop, shocked, he demanded I go to church,
Now I find myself wishing I could reverse His curse.
He told me “women can’t be priests” and He raped her,
What is the common dis-empowerment denominator?
To be born woman is to be relegated : virgin, whore, wife, goddess
Will it ever evolve beyond this?
Image Credit: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/goddess-of-water-ronnie-biccard.html
Saucy fragrant meat stuffed and filling fluffy white seams bursting tortillas,
Topped with clouds of cream and bioluminescent extra sharp orange cheeses
I had to sub marinara for tomato paste
Which wasn’t a big deal since I added cumin anyway,
All I know is, these are the most in-authentic enchiladas
but they taste like my mother’s love,
I humbly receive eucharist bubbling,
I let go of all that is troubling,
Even if I tried and died to do the “right” thing the “wrong” way,
Thank Grace for shimmering kaleidoscope and enduring sun’s rays.
Poem being responded to:
AMONG THE NARCISSI
Spry, wry, and gray as these March sticks,
Percy bows, in his blue peajacket, among the narcissi.
He is recuperating from something on the lung.
Percy needed flight free,
I tried to nurse but he abandoned me,
Yet was he ever really caught?
My heart unworthy cage, all for naught,
I too am in free flight,
As apt to soar in day as night,
My nest awaits,
The fevered taste,
Time will weave sticks into something worthy,
I release all, from birth to sea to infinity
12,568 reported deaths
Each night with eyes like hands
Clasping earthen beads
Malas and rosaries
Like a phoenix rising with stars and sun
Irrepressible iridescence, flight begun
- Work hard, pay off debts
- Above all else, in the end, only kindness matters, act as kindly as possible
- Take responsibility for your actions, apologize as needed
- Forgive others ∞
- Laugh at the absurd
- Make Love
- Make space for awe and wonder
- Honor my and others bodies, minds and spirits (Feed, don’t destroy)
- Believe in my and others dreams, desires, wishes.
“Dreams come true, without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them”
- Enjoy being a responsible adult (housework, finances and life) and enjoy play
- Share love deeply, truly, trusting that love transcends all and infuses all, regardless of others level of receptivity/reciprocity and regardless of titles, it persists and interweaves all things. Stay connected with that deep, true love, it is always there for you in many forms and every form is valuable and beautiful.
Does your divinity dance in daring dawn dreams?
Create and commune in cave of citrine,
Vibrant violet velvet vine,
Warm water wading, wind woven words flow like wine.
Quizzical, did the quest conquer or just proceed question?
Let your remarkable roots rust,
In turquoise time we trust,
All to rise to be true,
Tortoise and tender new tattoo.
Is your feather free, your fire fine?
Fabulous freak, let the flag fly!
Thank the input, thank the insight,
Leap in the lavender lilac light.
Have a holy healing holiday,
Going knowing, all goals and growth are found in Grace.
I will definitely be participating, my reasons can best be summed up via scripture and art:
See more of this amazing art here: http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/03/light-after-death-mihoko-ogakis-milky-way-figures-project-stars-from-within/
Get involved: http://www.queervirtue.com/glitter-ash-wednesday/
Thank You for Reading.
Songbird Sparkle: April Barnhart MDiv