Snake medicine is with us.
We can pretend our skins is not shedding.
We can attempt to remain underground, curled up and quaking
we can refuse to digest our life and suffer indigestion.
Or we can embrace the magic of our transmutation
chew on our life, swallow and savour it,
slither out of our skin and leap out of ruts with passion.
Swirl into new experiences and dance,
then feel the sun on our skin and dream.
- Gloria Rohlfs
Some times words are all I have to get by.
I carry them in my pocket so that they are always near to soothe my soul
and help me remember who I am.