Go down to the water
When the moon hangs like a lit balloon
Above the swirling waves.
When the voice inside you
Says you can wait no longer.
Drink from the bowl full of stars
The black sea rising in you,
Filling your body with the chorus of whales.
Let the waves draw the song from your heart
Through your startled lips
Life is in the black and wet and stars
Rising in you until there is nothing else left
Life is when you draw a circle in the sand
Inviting all that has been orphaned from you inside
Life is in the startled bird
That takes flight from the very heart
You swore was long closed.
Aria is a Sonoma Valley native, and Multiple Subject Teaching Credential student. Since she was age seventeen, she has written poems while walking in Nature. It is the main way she makes sense of the world, and of this crazy gift we call life.