what i know

all my life i've been terrified of lightning...
now i want to run into it
channel the heat and light through my own hands

storms bring visits, visitations, voices
the thunder closes its sonic ranks around me...
protective, loving, teaching

goddesses offer comfort, healing spells
and other sweet things
reminding me to take care of myself and remember love.

beyond the loneliness, fear, emptiness and pain
there is freedom, power and strength in my decisions and my dreams.

i have not failed.

i have reset myself in order to renew.
i have released what does not serve my highest good.

once again,
i have shed my skin.