Fierce Shimmer

 

Yellow in my hands

Calls me to trace terrible, beautiful stories

Spirals on the black

Bear

Universe

All is black here

This river

Backbone

Horizon

You are the land

How else to tell it?

 

The fierce shimmer

Steps through the void

And back again

Leaves Rivers

Backbone

Horizon

Leaves yellow cornmeal

Silver ashes

Heavy with

Falling stars

Through my hands

Incantation

to break open 

 

As the Daughter is called

Mama

Nana

Gigi

Few things calmed you more in the end

The beehive transformation

Before me

The fox with eyes of bees (just after death)

 

Mama

Nana

Gigi

River

Backbone

Horizon

We are the land

The root cycle turning into view

Fierce shimmer

You

You

You.