To Adriel Denae,
your presence is life affirming. your soul is divinely breathed. thank you for your friendship.
we lie under the swollen belly of the full moon.
in its depths we share our stories
our rising selves.
although the darkness shrouds it
I recognize the heat in your eye
the passion to take this ol' world and capture it in a jar.
we, two souls, born apart
met long before this world began.
sisters, formed of the same dust
same heart embers stoked to hot.
grounded in our tie to divinity
committed to loving wildly
to the emerging knowledge of self.
gently we remove our sandals
washing each others feet with our hair.
holding steady. braced.
for the quiet quaking of earth
tilting towards the sun.
tripping through the woods
through our histories
breathing deep the futures freedom.
bodies in movement across a shared stove
weaving our hands, our efforts
into the communion of brokenness
bread. and body.
too soon the miles divide us
too soon our hearts restricted
to pen on page.
but through each passing
each dipping low of sun
we will return to each other
chins lifted up
moon spilling holy across our face.