I write and publish my poetry first on Instagram. Then on Sundays, I post the poem that received the most likes or comments here on my blog. Below is my most popular Instagram poem this week, “The Way of the Womb”.
The Way of the Womb The people are shaken, weakened by disease. Now there is war in the east. Floods to the south. Division all through the west. Fear stalks our belligerent bomb-ridden world. Can we let war’s thunder be our awakening? A mindfulness bell. A new seed, released. A catalyst. What threatens us can become our strength, if we know what we want, and what’s wanting. No man power can save us from this. No war words can keep us safe here. No leader can make us whole now. Listen. Listen to the silent earth echo in you. Listen. Let your longing for peace lead you to the way of the womb. Nurture the embryo of truth in you. Expand out and feel in, into the swelling belly. Nourish a new kind of being. As the pains gather, insistent, be the meaning delivered from impregnation accepted. Cry, as you must (every birth is a death) but bear down bear down bear down. Then, arms out, shut up and love.