Decade In Review: A Mythopoetic Parthenogenesis of SelfJan 31, 2021
In this decade, I’ve regained
In this decade, I stopped sinking into the marsh
as if it was my lover, as if
it was the only way to find peace.
In this past decade, I dared
to cry with Ereshkigal, rather than just hang there
on that meat hook, stripped.
I prostrated on the floor of the underworld and re-membered
my bodysoul from the darkness.
In this decade, the jettisoned and trapped feminine grew wings
and I practiced opening and closing them on the shoreline of my childhood
for an entire winter
before the strength to lift off from the darkness and ascend to the top soil
was released from my DNA.
In this past decade, I rose up
as an embodiment of the sublime, beyond the limitations of fixed notions
upon body and gender.
In this decade,
my womb blood gained its imaginal rights to participate
in the soul-making of my personhood and path
unshackled from reproduction, pathology, social constructs, spiritual bypass,
and green juice.
In this past decade,
the wandering of my inner Aletis, heroine in search of a place to be her true self,
found refuge along the Hudson river.
I nested and opened doors
to the liberation of sisters.
In this decade, the wild moon Virgin within
gnawed free, dropped armor, and underwent a parthenogenesis –
birthing (sublime, moving) Her fullness out
into, of, and for the sake of
the soul of the world – and
Tell me your mythopoetic decade . . .
Invite in myth, fairytale, archetypal images, dreams, animal presences, symbolic figures that give shape and resonance to your own personal mythic life. There is soul-making and poetry in the narrative dips, turns, meanderings, endings, beginnings, and being. Write it as if you were writing to the divine, to your familiar, to your inner child, to your ancestors. Write it as if you were writing to your soul. Write it as if you were making an offering the the great work of being and becoming with the full, intersectional, complex vital beauty of this world.
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