I Will Meet You

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I will meet you;

as an early autumn field; wide and flung open in surrender
to its imminent desaturation and decomposition…

as an undiscovered galaxy; entertaining itself
by endlessly rebirthing its own being and becoming…

as the succumbing flora; crushing under the warm weight
of the doe seeking refuge in the thicket…

as twigs and leaves; dislodged from the river’s edge,
let loose like a handful of regrets into the cool, rushing waters…

as the earthy roots of the ancient felled tree; offering sanctuary
to the seeds of forgiveness that lie in wait…

as the warm sun; caressing the skin of the earth
as I inhabit this present moment…

as the sharp sting of the thorn's puncture
in the flesh of my tender foot, complete with crimson release...

as this emptiness; which secretly waits for the intrusion
of your loving footsteps…

will you know me
as this, too...?

sacred thread words & image © Heather Rhodes
model: emily
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