we chose to live here (05 Mar 2011)

17 Mar

see, we chose to live here
on the cusp of the fault line
like we’re holding
two lands together

like Kapiti holding
the lay-lines
and the chief straddled the sea
to find sanctuary, we chose this

duel tectonic
polarities – earth water
the principled, the flowing
the fear, the strength

the silent, the out-spoken
we chose this burden
as our offering
we took this tectonic

movement into our care
we sit in the lap
in the contractions
and wild orgasms

of the earth

we put our house here
our streets, our railway lines
we sent all our machinery
down and she rolled with us

we chose to live here
between her thighs
as she gives birth
we are her midwives and her doulas

we chose to attend
to this sacred


6 Responses to “we chose to live here (05 Mar 2011)”

  1. Broken Sparkles March 21, 2011 at 5:54 am #

    That was very well described earthquake and nature’s wonders!

  2. Jingle March 23, 2011 at 5:55 am #

    love the imagery..
    Happy Tuesday..

  3. brokenpenwriter March 24, 2011 at 7:19 am #

    Woah, I have just read the words of a truly gifted poet. This is astonishingly beautiful work. The metaphor is so perfect, every word gives me goosebumps. I’m adding your site to my blogroll, if that’s okay. I want to come back and read more – greedily soak it all in, especially when I feel tired and dried up. I’ll be back!!

    • squashedmosquito March 24, 2011 at 5:05 pm #

      wow, thank you. I hope you enjoyed the goosebumps 🙂

  4. Promising Poets Parking Lot March 27, 2011 at 8:50 am #

    soaring talent demonstrated here…

    wishing you the best.
    share one piece with us today, make more friends…

    bless you.

    • squashedmosquito March 27, 2011 at 9:19 pm #

      Thanks! I will do that 🙂 Blessings. x

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