Sunday, January 20, 2019

3164. Poetry: When You Stand

By Jamie K. Reaser, Bless This Day, January 2019
Photo: Jamie K. Reaser
May your feet, here now, know the support of the Earth, 
the mother of your mother’s mother’s mother and all 
the mothers before her.
May, in this light, you know the guidance of the Sun, 
the father of your father’s father’s father and all 
the fathers before him.
May you know the sisterhood of women who 
will embrace and hold space for your soul’s seed 
to break and who, in their own way, pray that because 
of this necessary breaking there will emerge and grow
something that serves others without demand 
of reciprocity.
May you know the brotherhood of men who stand 
beside you as you stand beside them, 
all familiar strangers, dedicated to protecting 
the ache of uncertainty, difference, and belonging 
so that we may liberate the fears that otherwise 
divide, diminish, and destroy otherness.
May you stand in the presence of my gratitude.
Thank you for showing me where blessings are needed.
© 2019/Jamie K. Reaser
From "Bless this Day" (a work in progress)
Photo: (c) Jamie K. Reaser
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