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In this season of my life...

I am not climbing;
I am weaving. 
I am re-membering self 
back to wholeness.
I am being 
In a world where beingness is criminalized;
I am creating lives 
outside of blueprints
and boxes 
that suffocate 
and satiate
When holy hunger 
and bottomless breath are necessary
for life
And liberation.


I am not climbing,
filling my days with 
clockwork conferences,
monotonous meetings,
strategic selfies,
rubbing chafed elbows with the 
"right people" for "opportunity."

Who is "right"
in a world where chains 
taking on new forms
keep our elbows free
while binding our feet?

I am not climbing;
I am cultivating
The earth beneath my feet,
remembering dust,
remembering reformation,

Because who are we 
Without the soil?

- September 1, 2023

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