interdependence

May we release the myth of independence and make a declaration to embrace and nourish our interdependence May we pledge allegiance to the land, to the waters, to our human and nonhuman kin, to the earth-body we call home May we find our house of worship in the trees, the sky, the dirt, the mountains,…

dance

I want to see you dance. Not the choreographed, lead and follow, booty shaking, I-know-this-is-what-you-like dance. Give me the the animal of your body, unhinged and clawing and flailing to the heartbeat of the earth until you summon the gods themselves to pour libations at your feet. The ecstatic unraveling that dismembers your shame, that…

the jester

You must have me confused with another womanor another version of mefrom three daysor three yearsor three loversor three lifetimes agoback when I still thought that gracemeant keeping my eyes closedand my mouth shut. You say you love mebut maybe that’s only whenthere’s no one else availableto mother you. You say you support mebut maybe…

for Ukraine

There is no place in my bodyno nerve in my systemno string in my heartno corner of my mindthat knows how to make sense of war. I’m thinking about a mother giving birthto the sound of planes ripping the sky openthe pain contracting through her bodythe fear flowing from breast to mouththe shock waves that…

queen

When I say that I’m like a fine winewhat I really meanis that I’ve been aged to perfectionand your tongue will touch my bitter and my sweetwith hints of sun-kissed blackberriesand fresh vanilla creambefore I hit the back of your throatand leave your mouth wateringwith my scent lingering on your lips. Forget the half-assed lovefull…

bounty

I hear there’s a bounty on my womb.A high price in the currencyof power and control.In the currencyof violenceand cowardice. You want to make a home in this body.Penetrate it with your power and lustand demand I carry the seed you’ve plantedpretending to protect the sacredwhen we both knowyour concern is for birthand not for…

descend

There are things you can only learnon your knees or in a stormor when the cracks in the foundationof this modern worldopen a chasm of uncertaintybeneath your feet. Your discontentwith what has been named normalis both grief and longingfor what your mind has forgottenbut your body remembers. You can feel itin the way a child’s…

Softer

Go softly.Softer.Softer, still.We’re all in the belly of the beast nowso find a place to lay your head downand sink deep into the thick velvetof your animal body. What happens now?Now that the ghosts of the machinehave haunted the halls of puritywrapped in their flags and audacitychanting manifestos of violenceand the monsterhas finally startedto devour…

nothing matters, everything matters

Nothing matters, everything matters.I was born on the outer edges of Autumnand I feel at home in the liminal spacebetween what is living and thriving and bloomingand what is dying and sinking back down into fertile ground.Everything comes undone.Nothing is left intact. I’m interested in the gravity that comeswith feeling the impermanence of things.Of momentsand…

wish list

I want to make you feel something.   I want good questions to always outweigh the answers that try to meet them, just enough so that we stay curious. I want to be guided by elders and children at the threshold of all that is both ancient and brand new. I want ceremonies and rituals…