Last night, I walked in the rain
for the first time in decades.
Let the cold water soak
my clothes until my skin
glistened like a waterfall.
Eyes wide; skin shedding.
No running, no rushing.
Born from the uncomfortable.
I am at stand still on a long road
in the blue ridge mountains.
Sun hanging low behind
the hills, only light – stars.
Baptisms happen all the time,
But not to me.
This unexpected gift from the moon,
commanding me to pause — consumed.
Preparing for whats ready to escape
my mouth, my fingers, my chest.
It’s time to let it all go. Create again.
Hold the raindrops like tiny oceans
in the palm of my hand, watch them
accumulate into the whole universe,
let the sky’s waves swallow who I was,
sweep me away into truth and power.
Eyes closed, legs like trees, heart
cracked open, happily unrepairable.
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