Month: October 2018

Week 43: Truth

Week 43: Truth

Truth You came here without a path your role is to forge one for the ones trodden by others do not belong to you You came here with a heart your role is to break it for the only way to protect it is not […]

Week 42: She

Week 42: She

She She who puts herself together with perfection is hiding the secret of her own imperfections; she who steps forward despite feeling “not good enough”; she who smiles through gritted teeth and nods, violently disagreeing breaking inside, acquiescing because she knows she cannot shift the […]

Week 41: Mercy

Week 41: Mercy

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Mercy

Give yourself twelve moons
start with the fullest point
collect all the things
you say about yourself,
the hardness, the brittle thoughts
the lack of kindness, the things
you would never say to a dearest friend,
but you say to yourself with ease
and learned repetition
these endless thoughts that have
have carved caverns in your mind

At the fullest point when
when the wolves howl
beside those creeks
and the moon hangs
above the fir trees
let those things go
to the milky silence
watch the moon wane
into the darkness
until your vitriol disappears

Give yourself twelve moons,
start with the point of disappearance
when the owl hoots its wisdom
collect all the things that are good,
everything that is gracious
about you, the generous you, the one
who loves tiny things that no one notices,
the one who lights a room
and watch that moon wax until
it reaches its fullness,
just as you too will bear the light

Grant yourself mercy
grant yourself peace
grant yourself twelve moons
of mercy, heal yourself
with forgiveness and release
and perhaps,
having lived these cycles
of intentional contemplation,
the whole world
might just be healed.

© Tanya Southey
#52words52weeks

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Week 40: Lacuna

Week 40: Lacuna

Lacuna* If you go into yourself and find a patch within that has no graffiti from others, from them, from people who love you and those who do not, if you go into yourself and find a field where nothing is built and no one […]