All of the layers of the Ocean surround me
Deaf to my own voice
except the Earth sounds
in my chest.
carry the vibrations of
creation and silence.
My tears are the air I breath
inside me is the Ocean
and I cry it out of my open space eyes
and volcano mouth.
That hot Earth core has been cooking in my rib cage
far too long
and I am cracking my stones open
Hollow illusions of steady ground
under the water in my lovely head
full of stars
and the Moon’s instruction.
There is no compass to guide me
but my body knows the way
because Pele is my sholder
as I face the land.
The rock is breaking my fingers to the bone
and my blood is just the lava
making new land in my Sea.
And when my body is the whole Earth
I love the terrain of my skin
and the tectonic grumbling in my tummy.
And when my body is the Universe
I make love to the sky
and all of the planets spin at their own pace.
All of me is growth and ebbing tides
and waiting is out of the question
the great Sun Star is my center
the water surrounds me as I float.
Down in that dark space
my muscles remember how to relax
the fluid of my joints moves my body effortlessly.
And I will turn this Earth to glass
so you must ask for every step
until you learn how to swim through me.
I shed parts of my self
to reveal roots I’ve forgotton
and spill the light in every space of me
so the shadows know how dark they are
and draw power from even deeper sources.
My legs are not more than fins to carry me home
and my fingers can feel every surface of every thing
through the Great Connection.
I was pushed upon this shore
Momma Ocean will snatch me back
if I stand too close in an open way
don’t let me go home yet
not until you’ve had your fill
of my sky
and this body of Earth.