Awakening Woman

I am an awakening woman.

Awakening to the song of my heart.

I can no longer engage in sex

as a substitute for intimacy.

Love-making without the heart

cannot survive my fire.

The fire in my body that consumes

the fallacy of sex defined

by my wounds, religion,

male objectification,

politics and media.

To lay my body down

in absolute possession of myself

is essential now.

For I have become

The queen of my Life.

I have heard

and I have answered

the call to fully inhabit this temple.

This exquisite incarnation.

And to demand


for this sacred space.

April 2014