Those with four legs and fur
have a magical way of refreshing me.
They baptize me in wildwater.
Not bottled, sanitized or spritzed.
Just is-ness. Not business.
Organic and sporadic.
Free, like I intend to be.
Free, like I was born to be.
Their nature-grace helps me remember
the primaltribalvisceral Sound
from whence I came. Unruly flame.
Burning songs of belonging
into the heart of my calling
to the Jubilant Wild. Honey-child.
I go by "Erika" this time around,
but my feet are not bound.
Just because I have no tail or wings
in this chosen body. My partnership
with the GreenWorld is rooted
in Love and Memory. Blessed be.
This heart that soars, and roars unto
the subtlety of sniffing breath
that signifies Your trust in me.
You are my gateway. I am Your voice.
This is the choice I made back then.
When We agreed to be soul-friends.
The question "How are you?" is PROFOUND.
But it has been watered-down to a synonym for "Hello."
Forced or fake auto-responses of obligated okay-ness are expected.
(And if you are going through something tragic, it really doesn't matter! Every social encounter OPENS with this well-established Ritual of Insincerity.)
The question "How are you?" prompts an answer that begins with "I AM _____________."
This means many times each day, you are invited to SPEAK THE MOST POWERFUL STATEMENT that can be spoken of yourself.
And the socially-expected thing to do, is be QUICK + SLICK with your answer.
For a change... TAKE YOUR TIME, and tell your truth. ✍🏾