Please enjoy this encore offering from Jennifer Bothast
I have been like a plain brown box
Standard size and shape
With large letters to spell the words
FRAGILE and THIS SIDE UP
Written across it
They put me there and I allowed it.
But kept quiet
contented in my halted breath.
A still life
I just was.
Then, without knowing, shaking or upsetting
She rolled me over
Paid no attention to the lettering
Or the absence of light
She reached inside where I struggled to breathe.
She trusted and handed me a knife
So I could cut myself
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I am a 42 year old mother of 3, living in Florida with my partner and youngest child. Like the mythological phoenix, I have been reborn out of the ashes of my former way of life and have, for the last several years, set out on an exploration of self expression through visual art and creative writing. I am immensely grateful to feel a part of every living thing in existence and the emergence of a growing evolution of consciousness within and throughout. I am interested in all aspects of energy healing and spiritual transformation and have just recently become a student of Reiki. I understand there is always a choice and I try to choose love over fear at every turn. I am grateful for all of the other women in this group and for their ever present support and guidance. Jennifer Bothast