wisdom, a bridge

There is wisdom in me when a child is bereaved, lost

the i in me takes a backseat as I take over.

She is assured.

She is control.

 

There is wisdom in me when the mask of illusion

claims spaces unearned and

another soul cries to be unshackled.

 

There is wisdom in me when a child

masquerading as a grown wo/man mourns.

this force reaches cross thresholds

aisle ways

desks

rooms

buildings

time zones

surpassing all known

I see you.

It says.

I see you.

 

This wisdom not knowledge

is knowing

acceptance.

It says

here you are.

you precious thing you.

there you are.

 you magnificent wonder.

there you are.

I see you.

for a moment in my eyes the child also sees.

 

There is wisdom in me when

instinct overrules book sense and

spirit closes the gap between me and thee.

 

there are days i don’t know what I’m doing.

entire decades when i’ve lived unaware of the

open spaces I created.

I breached the gap between another’s lost realities.

the individualized truth of their own personal magnificence.

 

could i count the number?

the number of souls I’ve had the privilege of touching.

the number of souls that have touched me.

no.

 

There is wisdom in me when i know that this soul,

this soul here requires a touch, a stroke, a caress.

this soul,

this soul here has been disconnected from

this mind, and

this heart.

 

I pray with them.

with these children

I pray and I teach them to pray.

 

There is wisdom in me who knows prayer is needed

although the text says

leave your spirituality at the door.

 

we pray.

we affirm.

we acknowledge.

their uniqueness.

we open the door to express our inner wisdoms.

I lend them a part of me to walk

across into the wonder that is the galaxy within them.

 

it is an amazing calling

to bridge another’s mind to their soul.

a much younger woman

ran from this power

this wisdom

this calling

 

stumbling over soul pieces in

driveways and laundry mats.

walking in on souls dividing like

egg whites from yolks

staring at the pieces where they lay

dribbling

decomposing

yearning to reconnect

yearning to once again be whole.

 

following a wisdom in me that has been

since the bang that was big enough to birth a universe,

i lay me down and

the yolk makes it way back to the white

joined they ferment and birth a new.

 

There is wisdom in me when buildings

burn and voices cry out,

save me.

save we.

save us.

 

There is wisdom in me saying

you are already saved.

manifest.

live.

there is no building.

there is no burning.

you are whole.

you are whole.

 

I rush in because it is not real.

the schizophrenia of this illusive separation

you have become the boogie man.

you have become the assailant.

you have become your very own nightmares.

 

There is wisdom in me saying go in.

in I go and

i lay me down so that

I may become the bridge that joins.

 

There is wisdom in me i have relied on

that i talk with,

walk with,

and rest with.

 

i wish

i wish

This wisdom would turn itself inward.

 

i wish this wisdom

that lies in me

that calls on me

in the middle of the night

to search for that one long  lost soul

i wish that wisdom that is within me would

keep me.

bind me.

hold me.

secure me to my own mind.

 

There is a wisdom in me that says sit. heal.

There is a wisdom in me that says you need.

There is a wisdom in me that say hiatus. you must.

within i go and I lay me down.

 

I lay me down to be a bridge for my soul and i plug into,

I plug into this wisdom that has called me healer.

I plug into this wisdom that rejuvenate my spirit.

I plug into this wisdom and i am made whole.

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