(Art poem) Placenta Encapsulation by Paula Lietz

gaia paula
Gaia by Paula Lietz

lying within earth’s immortal womb

moist muscle pulsating

I laboured to be smaller

she implored me to be mightier

 

contractions fierce she carried

me upon the wayward wave

all wretchedness of mankind

readying for the next stricken swell

all humanities aspirations

I began to pant

 

she swathed me in soothing winds

and upon my cracked lips dabbed

uncivilized raindrops flavoured in rainbows

bathed me with rays of sun

and murmured with conviction ~ believe

 

spent I lay there vulnerable

releasing others expectations

and more important, those of my own

automatically I reached for the umbilical

cord, now dried, dust to dust

 

corpus uteri I had become

instinctively protective gathering

the daisies, art, clouds, the witty

the children and the lonely

within my universal womb

who was nourishing who

now did not matter

 

all I had to do was believe

 

published 2013 May

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