Sitting in a chair. A head on your arm. A head that isn’t yours./A piece of you/outside of yourself./ Hush, vents/rattling night/ What time is it?
Witness from a Front window/a cell phone A broken eclipse/blinds drawn On the wall/shield your eyes are her eyes/teeth cutting gums/the skinned knees of sons/ in memoriam/translate pain into depth/rivers to seas/memories of tangled limbs/holy witness.
To take shape/form/someone From nothing/again/someone From nothing/movement From still/pigment/shade Mother, there is no/altar but Your breast/there is water/ In your voice/palms up/ to blend, to Gather
Lioness. Swollen feet/to bring You home/the first time/ to first stand/mother Bare soft belly/coven/to gather Water/protector/to raise and to nurse/ Thirteen constellations/the vulnerable Rage of witches/ To stand and to engage/ Sentinel.