This piece Touches me Deeply

I think I’m needing some cleansing. I need to be out in nature. I need to feel connected. I need to be with my siters and brothers. Feeling spiritually isolated.

Humbled
by Ursula Rucker

(URSULA)WHITE CLOUD RIVERS RAN THROUGH ME
I FELT THEM PASS THROUGH MY BONES
THROUGH LIVER AND LUNG
AND STOMACH
WASHED ME INTO THE BIG WHITE CLOUD LAKE
AND I FLOATED
NO KNOWLEDGE OF SWIMMING
BUT I FLOATED
RIGHT BETWEEN FEAR AND MOUNTAINS
JUST BENEATH BLUES AND BIRDS
RIGHT NEXT TO THE SUN
AND GOD
EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF WIND
EVEN IN THE MIDDLE OF WIND
HUMBLED
·
(SONIA)I AM RECITING THE RAIN CAUGHT IN MY
SPLEEN
THESE LIPS CAN NOT SWIM
ONLY MY BREAST WILD AS BLACK WAVES
I MET A COLLECTOR OF RAIN ONCE WHO WENT TO SLEEP
IN MY SLEEVE
IS HIS ALIBI STILL UNDER MY ARM?
I KEEP COUGHING UP BUTTERFLIES
MY ENTRAILS TRAIL ALBINOS’ TUNES
HIS VOICE CUMS IN MY HAIR
·
IS THE FLESH TENDER WHERE THE KNEES WEEP?
IS THE FLESH TENDER WHERE THE KNEES WEEP?
IS THE FLESH TENDER WHERE THE KNEES WEEEEP?
·
BENEATH BLUES AND BIRDS
·
CAUGHT IN MY SCREAM
·
RIGHT BETWEEN FEAR AND MOUNTAINS
·
ONLY MY BREAST WILD AS BLACK WAVES
·
WASHED ME INTO THE BIG WHITE CLOUD LAKE
·
I KEEP COUGHING UP BUTTERFLIES
·
RIGHT NEXT TO THE SUN
·
I MET A COLLECTOR OF RAIN ONCE
·
HUMBLED
HUMBLED
HUMBLED
HUMBLED
HUMBLED
HUMBLED

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