MY LIFE IS ALCHEMICAL

i turn pain into poetry

wounds into wisdom

i weave shame into strength

control into courage


with reverence,


i wear my soul on my spine

my heart on my sleeve

for everyone to see

i bleed with my bones

the longing is love

calling me home


river of light,


wash all over me

once more

and let thy freedom

be known

liberation follows me

wherever i go