Prayer for Mother Earth
Tangled curl of lichen dry branches outside the window
in exchange for dry dust of broken hearts.
Sun warmed rock with it's cool moss shroud
for deep inner strength tempered by humility.
Turbulent night of lightning and thunder
for heat of passion released in full expression.
A whole field of sun-ripened wild strawberries
for one long lingering kiss.
Curve of distant hillsides bathed in moonlight
for tender caress of vivacious flesh.
Offerings of the earth in exchange for love lost
I bow low in reverence and remember:
"There are a thousand ways to kneel and kiss the earth."
Monthly blood offering to the Great Mother
given lovingly back to it's source.
I honor this mother with all of my life,
curl into her arms and ask that she hold me
as I howl into her breast of the death inside
and water her moss with blood and tears.