“Where there is light, there must be shadow,
where there is shadow there must be light.”
“…Light, dark, and shadow. Our lives are filled with all three and you can’t have one without the others. It is when we learn to embrace all three, that our voice grows strong and fills our words with heart…”
-Morgan Dragonwillow, Poet and Originator of OctPoWriMo
Dawning Leaving the loathing she disappears in darkness. Outside, the firelight Ceremony cleanses. Ashes disperse skyward Phantoms take flight, fade Heart hearkens, Alive to peace Awash in awareness Thirst for selfhood Slaked at last Freedom found And in the gloaming Grasped by hungry hands.