• Michaela

Starry-Faced (Asterope)

Bright the stars in her smiling eyes, swirling awake

Above her sunset cheeks, Lips full of alpenglow and gentle speech Her hair streams, the silhouette of pines on a calm lake... She, glowing, embodies the eve

A day's-full joie de vivre Written on her skin as earth spins the sun out of sight Held in the elegance of her fingers curling

Is that moment just before fall of night When the world's thoughts turn to kinship and kindness To laughter, to music, to the hearth.


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I have heard that there are people Who manage the motions of their lives Without the days when it hurts To choose and also to be still And that in their stillness they do not tremble And their throats

Evolving Consciousness

You killed the me I would have been I took the hurt like water takes stones Whether pebbles or boulders they all sank Left their ripples fading, but sank And I ran like a river Singing and sparkling s

World on Fire

Beauty. Fire looming and smoke pluming and all Isee is beauty Through metal eyes that cannot cry and I make myself a stone Skipped across the creek sunk in its bed, too weak To douse, and the wind pic

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