Sunday, February 24, 2013

why you keep choosing women
who have never had babies
is beyond me
the sacred journey
of a woman
is carried in her womb
when you give birth
you know exactly what to do

Saturday, February 23, 2013

i get it now
when it happened 
i felt abandoned
completley left alone
in an insane world
but now that i know it
now that i know love
i understand
and i forgive you

Thursday, February 21, 2013

you go back to the land
whatever in this life
you go back to the land

how do you choose to go?
the decision right now

what form will you take
next time
I have been struggling to find the words, and then the words suddenly found me. I have been living and eating and dreaming this revolution since I was a little girl, growing up in a big house with a nice pool in suburbia. I had a big bedroom with warm blankets that my grandma quilted. I had 2 dogs, 2 cats, 2 parents and a little brother who loved me even though I beat on him occasionally. I narrowly avoided Ritalin, discovered alternate interventions, and managed to achieve so-called success as a social worker. The Canadian Dream. 
I have been a front line social worker for almost 30 years. I can tell you stories, but I won’t because they’re confidential, but what I will tell you is that I have seen suffering. I am disgusted and ashamed to say that much of the suffering I have seen has been at the hands of our Canadian Government. Blatant lies, disregard for humanity, cruelty, abuse. These are charges I wage against our Government. Not just this Fascist regime…the ones before it as well. 
I believe we are at a turning point in our history…when all of us…..when all women in particular…must rise and say NO. Our mother earth is demanding this of us. We can do this by creating community, spreading our love, and standing tall in our truth. We deserve it. Our children deserve it.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

i remember the very moment
it was over
you were loving her so madly
you didn't care about us

the blessing is next to the wound
you say
you pretend to write

long hours spent in quiet contemplation
i am your muse no more

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

what's going on out there?
is it the tsunami i have been waiting for?
or is it just the mailman, delivering a letter...
seems that we are on the edge
and someone needs to give a big, hard

Thursday, February 14, 2013

and she collapses into herself
this is not the first time
she sighs
she picks herself up
and she writes a new story

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

darkened garden of moons
wilderness of winding vines
choke out the light today

a wild storm
awaits the rest 
shadow and doubt
in relentless wind 

raging thunder
and pounding
against the panes
of our memories

reality molded

your troubled heart

Saturday, February 2, 2013

feels like i've been shot
but worse
the shit that rolls forth
from here on in
i can't be held responsible for
yet it's rolling
like a tidal wave.......
so i open the gate
and ask the universe to take me

i don't want you to go away
not when i've just found you again