March 30, 2014

Shifting in Translation. ~ Tere Martini


This is my story


I am not ashamed to tell.
This is my flesh
This is my bone
These are my wounds
In various stages of healing.
I would like to display them proudly


This is my heart
Bruised and battle weary
It feels fear
And yearns to be hidden away
Yet I want to share it
with you…
and you…
and you…


This is the life
That I show up for in every moment,
As a warrior
At times courageous
At times trembling
Laying down my preconceptions
I have shed my skin
Beneath is soft and tender flesh
Shaking, vulnerable and imperfect
But it is in this vulnerability
That I can empty of self


All that remains is openness

And it is in that great vastness

That I find the space to breathe

And fill once again.


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