Hello, Home

One year ago I walked

barefoot through a cave

This year I walked

barefoot through a forest

twice.

I ate corn tortillas cooked on kal (limestone)

made by the strong

worn hands of native Mayan mothers

for forty days in a row–

Now my staples consist

of coffea arabica

and native Colorado flower tops.

Last year I drank Yucatecan limonada

Now I drink the flower essence

of Sedum lanceolata–

But I’ve done too much driving in this time

back and forth

for forty miles

Now I serve time (as well as Earth)

on my feet–

Feeling stronger after bouts

of vitamin, mineral, and essential amino acid

deficiencies

mold poisoning

an unbalanced place of residency

Lost my mind–

I’ve come to settle in a place of peace

where light pours through seven long windows

and I stand on green carpets like grass

Slanting walls like tree bark–

A home almost as old

as my old soul.

Home is home; home is everywhere here.

Here, we can drink tea all the time

together

I  feel how much warmer my hands have grown

I feel love radiate from every cell in my body

as I hold each cup and say each name

again

We’re so happy you’re back

Everything has changed

yet time stood still for four months

and still

I run through the rain.

Advertisements