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Awakening to my Feelings

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    The spiritual awakening has often been referred to as a very difficult time. Theresa of Avila called it the Dark Night of the Soul. Here is a piece that
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 18, 2003
      The spiritual awakening has often been referred to as a very difficult time.
      Theresa of Avila called it the Dark Night of the Soul. Here is a piece that
      refers to my own dark nights of awakening.

      From the soon to be published book-length collection of poetry
      "A Stone to Sand," by Jeff Brooks, second poem from the 7th chapter "Salmon
      Boy"








      Awakening to my Feelings

      Falling to my knees
      in snow and ice
      cracked open
      the encrusted shell of my fear.

      That emerging embryo
      quivered
      in the blazing sun
      of tears, terror and rage.

      I wanted to yell
      that jagged pain
      out from the deep
      black tar of my belly.

      But, fear's yellow mustard
      lay coiled
      at the base of my spine
      constricting my viscera.

      In my fright
      it snaps up my back
      and grasps my tongue
      in its toothy grin.

      Red salt, metal blood
      floods my dry white mouth
      and leaves me the fool
      one more time.

      -- Jeff Brooks --
      © 2003







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      Jeff Brooks

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