By Ellen S. Wright 2018
In muddled onyx water
Chaotic sand and silt
Up and out of murky wonder
you were contemplated in obsidian solitude
You were twisted upon yourself
in sinous form
Aching to reach the bounty of sun.
Above uncertain formations
buzzing beauties and
brimming with the twinkle of water droplets
you discover that you are gloriously alive.
The promised hope of expansion drives your emergence.
I am in awe.
knowing you have endured
the darkness of a 1,000 days.
Your wide petals splayed out in wisdom
“Come to me…
be at peace for a while…
I have come to show your the miracle
of those born in the forgotten places.”
in this moment
where the quiet unknown
is no longer your home
yet still feeds your roots.
Blessed are you that shows the world
the how to transmute darkness