Gaia

May 18, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor


                                                                   Photo by Valeriy Ryasnya on Unsplash


Gaia

 

my ancient

primordial experience

goes back to

my mother

 

i was sleeping

innocently

in her womb

 

the vibration

of her

voice

energy

love

felt through

my body

 

in that cradle

i was dreaming

flowering of

 

all the trust

and love

i held for her


 

      i was innocent


 

in that cradle

-- the womb


the first breath

that I took

into the world

 

births of affairs

she’d carried along

sprouted through me

 

the seeds planted

were grown to

haunt me

nearly shuttered

my life

 

in the tsunamis

and the blizzards

 


for my own survival

i held this secret

 

Gaia

 

the root of me

for so long

 

i’d explored the mountains

and deep into the sea

 

to find true

Gaia

 


But now…

 

i am standing here

returning to my

 

Gaia

 

the root of all things

happened and

not happened

 

… Love

 



This poem was composed with #3 Prompt: Ancient and eternal connection with Gaia for "a 30 Day Poetry Challenge" on Write Under the Moon.