Black Madonna

Remember that autumn we drove up to Campbell River, like teenagers skipping out of class – a cackle of women, spirituality forming – felt as if we had bided our time, willing this union to occur – high on anticipation. Giddy that our routine femininity had been strewn across the barricades of our socially careful existences […]

Eagle Speaks

Eagle walks amongst us, wings and chest puffed out exhibiting wounded pride. He is parched, dry-throated; fear has clouded his vision, grounded his glorious flight. He shudders at indifference, sidesteps throngs busily rapt in personal agenda, forgetful. Once regal, once revered, he is reeling from the fall, seeks a compassionate ear, finds me in the Dreamtime, moulting […]

Seeking Home

My father’s kingdom his castle; I inherited his strife, witnessed years of control and submission felt used, undervalued, robbed; Was overinvolved responsibly, misunderstood the nature of his anguish, drew attention to myself interpreting his pain as personal. Our Father’s mansion (no place for inanimate objects) nurtures wisdom, recalls neglect, reflects on life choices, lack of […]

Goddess Love

Father’s voice is booming full of patronizing shame; the child cowers in fright turns the negativity inwards. Learns to doubt, to loathe – self and others – pulls away, adapts pig-headed criticism finds failure in every effort.  Mother’s voice is soothing encourages self-reliance, acknowledges individuality, invites discernment, assures the child that smart doubts are useful, […]

Divine Spark

The emerald waters of my crystalline personality are only a reflection of an external light. Lurking below the surface the murky tears of self-deprecation create further illusion. Dive deeper, beyond the cold chill of darkening thoughts and threatening despair Weed through the silt of bottomed out desires and find an opening – black and foreboding. Enter […]