a watershed of tears
for no reason and every reason imaginable
clarity and confusion share gray matter space
while the body sways and rocks
through the cerulean gloom
tempted to dance above the rising pain
releasing the world’s anguish
one angry fist and one praise hand at a time
the heart speaks: patience…
slowly, imperceptibly at first
resplendent light and space arise
lifting the fog of mourn
resurfacing as a pulsing, enlivened hope
immobility and helplessness
spiral into backbone
erect and courageous
It is all bliss.
Anita is a content mother of two teenagers and wife of 20 years, both of which she is grateful for every day. She began writing poetry in the fall of 2012 after a mini-breakdown cracked open her heart and allowed this newly found gift to shine through. Many months later, she is realizing the truth in the saying that ‘breakdown equals spiritual awakening’ as she is pleasantly shocked at how much more peace she has in her spirit and how that is reflected in her life. Anita loves yoga, dancing, traveling, cooking, walking her golden Sierra, and quiet evenings at home. She especially enjoys teaching meditation to under-served communities and listening to others as they express the same joy at the transformation occurring from such simple but regular practice.
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Ed: Kate Bartolotta
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