The Deep Within Lucy Pierce
This piece has been created as a part of the Red Teepee, a community arts project facilitated by Michelle Buggy of Birthing Art Birthing Heart, which has gathered together a myriad of women's creative expressions celebrating their relationships to their wombs and to menstruation.
My Spirit so deeply remembers
and I dance both in the exquisite grace of that remembering
and also in the pain of the body’s forgetting,
as though I were still too small somehow
for the bigness of that Spirit memory,
or perhaps still too full of other things.
Life continues to gift me though,
with the clashing dissonance of that interface.
It is infinitely tenacious, the lapping of that memory,
eroding the resistance of my wounds,
the timidity of my with-holding,
opening me ever so tenderly
and to love.
Lucy Pierce © 2013