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The Breath

My Essence

I have given over to the earth

 

My Creation

I have given over to the blood

 

My Power

I have given over to the fire

 

My Love

I have given over to the breath

 

My Light

I have given over to the sky

 

And in each sky, each fire, each breath

There is the reflection of you in my heart

 

You blessed my essence, creation, power

And offered yourself to my unique bounty

 

What was it I beheld in your seeming innocence?

It churned the very fabric of my being

 

When I gazed into you…your fire, breath, sky

I recognized the reflection of myself

 

And as frightened as I became

I learned to surrender

 

Time has passed now

My innocence is gone

 

Wrapped in the light you offered me

I continue to walk the path

 

I give over all that I am

To you

 

As I surrender to the breath