While still in the cage of your being, behold the spirit bird before it flies away.
It is with immense gratitude that I wish you peace and rest…
It is through your body that you realize you are a spark of divinity.
I can do nothing but surrender
To Mother Earth’s contractions.
~Gennifer Weaver, from We’Moon
When we gather our grains,
I am sea glass,
a softened shard of aquamarine
tumbling and coming to rest,
edges etched with the collected whispers
of waves, white air, and rain,
me and the sea both sky-formed.
We are shore-born.
Where things meet is where we are made
and the elements add their consent.
~Teresa Honey Youngblood, from We’Moon