Poetry/Prose

Shakti

Rhett Baker: Goddess Durga, also known as Parvati is the consort of Lord Shiva. It is said that the Goddess Shakti takes on different forms such as Kali, Chandi or Durga to fight the demons. She is the power behind all creation, preservation and destruction in the Universe Image credit: found on wildroseyoga.com/pinterest

Rhett Baker: Goddess Durga, also known as Parvati is the consort of Lord Shiva. It is said that the Goddess Shakti takes on different forms such as Kali, Chandi or Durga to fight the demons. She is the power behind all creation, preservation and destruction in the Universe
Image credit: found on wildroseyoga.com/pinterest

Your promises–beckoned me to a place you knew I was reluctant to go

A place I explained to you was so raw

Did you want to be a hero, for the wounded?

That doesn’t matter now

Because I always then ask: Do I want to be saved?

And then I turn to you–hey!

Did you want to save me … and always save me?

Because that’s impossible

Hasn’t anyone ever told you?

Superman has a mother–just like anyone

She fell when they grabbed her by the womb

And rose to power through her creation

Superheroes know their source

Lest they dither, mortal, in the ashes, looking up, wondering “what am I supposed to do?”

YOUNG MAN! WAKE UP! SHE WHISPERS, THEN CRIES, THEN SHOUTS:

If you are not part of my rise, you are part of my downfall

And I tell you–I thrive on both

Falling is the only way to rise

Fizzy, electric sparks of reflection grow and dance along resolution’s wick

When the fireworks of my life are again launched from a cannon of decision

Exotic rays of daylight’s fantasy explode in relieved expression across the night sky

The silent expansion in all directions, all perceptible colors

Nearby chests rattle at the delayed boom

Babies laugh and reach up

Couples hug a little closer, feeling so small, together

Elders look up, smile slowly at the sight of forever

This isn’t a holiday

This is a signature

This is continuous

If you are not launching me, you are only delaying the inevitable

Either way you choose, you are critical and I love you

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