Tree of Life

 

 

IMG_9003.JPGTree Prayer after the Dream..

 

My steadfast Guardian Juniper

offers shelter

for birds

in her prickly

gray green branches.

 

A slivery star shines

from her core.

 

She bends, bows, nods

to whirling west winds,

acknowledges dark powers

that would topple

those without deep roots.

 

Her life -root sinks

into a complex network – a web

of underground support

and clear waters.

Sweet Earth.

 

Unlike my tree,

my roots

are weak and shallow,

scattered,

running too close

to the Light.

 

Without

a sturdy root center

to ground me

in dark places

I lose my way,

At least initially…

 

Women who know

call this Gas – lighting.

 

When betrayal strikes

blood pours

out of an ancient wound

in my belly. The

serpent rises

in protest of lies.

 

I cannot blame the dragon,

or the little body

in whose belly

the snake

finds home.

For we are one.

 

I turn to my beloved tree,

appeal for strength to resist.

She nurtures those

that are vulnerable –

deer included.

I raise my voice to Her

in  earnest prayer…

 

Can She support me?

– Assist me to

heal a deadly wound

that runs

so deep,

hidden in every cell

of  a body

I once despised?

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