i am.

i am becoming

myself

embracing the waters of my tears

letting the softness own me

diving into the blackness of father’s eyes

standing in the rain of earth’s tears

drying in the sun of the earth’s relief

accepting absence in body that’s not absence in spirit

inhaling the ambrosia of laughter

my laughter

allowing myself smiles

freeing myself from responsibility not mine

forgiving myself for not being lovable

unfolding my rage into healing piles of weep

watching myself plant roots in fields of ancestors

dreaming of me as a star

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i am

becoming more

myself

a flower

in full bloom

(image by shari m.)