Does the tree forgive the woodcutter?
Does the deer forgive the hunter?
Does the mountain forgive the miner?
Can I forgive myself?
Where did I get such disdain for the common people?
those, who have been called ‘the teaming masses’
those less educated, less discerning
those that I was taught I was better than?
Can I, will I befriend myself as I recover
from end-stage Empire, endless growth, commodification
earth-destroying global market capitalism,
Western, so-called, civilization?
Really? REALY? me-‘better than’ – ha!
incest survivor, not yet healed from the childhood trauma
of a father dying and the shattering of a family…
So disdainful of myself!
Just writing this- confession, is a step
Befriending myself, and all my relations
as I learn belonging;
It may take the rest of my life, but
I can feel the third chamber of my heart
growing, responding to the call of
the Great Mother