Mara’s Cup

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Mara’s Cup

Ready to feel,

Ready to fall,

Ready to fly,

To welcome it all,

I am ready. 

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Stirring Poison into Medicine

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Stirring Poison into Medicine

From the ashes of grief

And tragedy,

I have grown,

Grown brighter,

And bolder,

Beneath a black veil,

Spring rays,

Winter rains,

Feed a different seed,

I’ve never seen this colour,

The flower,

But I recognise it,

As another incarnation,

Of my smiles,

My tears,

Of an adult manifestation,

Of me.

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This Too Shall Pass

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The lifting of the veil 

She smiles,

After a week of rain,

She smiles,

And it had been so long since I saw her eyes,

Saw their colour,

That I feared I had lost them in the blackness,

In the coldness, 

But here warm and light, 

She smiles. 

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When Spring Arrives

Apple Tree

Spring blinks into focus

Late blossom

Stunted by a greedy winter

Falls

 

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To Stop Dreaming

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To stop dreaming

She dropped the rag,
Threw in the towel,
Hoisted up that white flag,
Lay down a head on the pillow,
Breathed out…
And held it
A tired sun drifts down,
A smile drops,
A blue sky grows cloudy,
The farmer leaves his crops,
With muscles too weak to fight,
Resignation hidden just out of sight,
Losing oxygen,
Losing balance,
On the brink,
Fists balled in anger,
For a moment,
For an eye blink,
The warmth of anxiety,
The cool breeze of numbness,
A bloodied towel on the floor,
A painting of suffering,
Of the fight,
A heavy head,
Just out of sight,
Shallow breath,
Body led,
We’re holding,
Onto air,
Spirit slain,
Onto silence,
To start again.

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