#14 A Woman Wakes Up

wakes 14#14  A Woman Wakes Up
1994 – 18 x 20 – edition of 26 – $250

A Woman Wakes Up

I feel a dancing
down inside me, a
leaping-round-the-fire
in my blood.
 
I feel a long,
hard running
in my legs and
in my arms.
 
I feel a howl
opening my throat
to be let loose;
the roaring of the sea
against my ears;
a wildfire burning
in my eyes.
 
I feel my wings
beginning
in my shoulder blades,
the way green life
emerges
out of rock.
 
Toes planted in the
deep-sweet-secret earth,
I rise up, tall
as any tree…
 
stretch skyward,
fingers widening to leaves.
I breathe
and the clouds scatter.