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Arriving Into The World of My Body
By Jennifer Lothrigel
I arrived like a river
brushing up against muddy edges,
softening edgy stones along my way.
I arrived within a body and I became
my own body
and I became the bodiless essence of
night light glowing on my skin.
I became the dense meaning behind
letting go and
the mountain’s version of atonement,
the still existence of standing in the bright of high noon
with your shadow harsh
for all to see.
I entered unsuppressed,
and like the silent woods receiving an unexpected guest
quickly hid away my secret creatures.
I greeted the atmosphere’s breath with reverie
and bowed my spine
to an inescapable longing for balance.
Somehow, I allowed my sorrow to be weightless
and drift through multiple realities,
remembered how to arrive like a feather.
Remembered there were constellations in my bones
weaving ancient stories
with a newly formed stable cosmos.