a song from the belly

December’s darkness brings so many to the bottom of a well – many feel hopelessness, loss, any kind of grief more strongly at this time of year.  So this song came to me, perhaps it will sing to you as well. Thank you to Firefly Trails, whose entry inspired me to go ahead and push “publish” today.

In the body of a whale
in despair and darkness bleak,
I lit a candle in the stillness
and nursed its tiny gleam.

With steady hands and steady heartbeat,
I got up and started walking;
shadows moved behind me
and I remembered how to sing.

I know I’ll find a way now,
make my way and really go now.
I’m on my way and leaving,
this belly at the bottom
of a deep and boundless sea.


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