“Violence against women and girls is one of the world’s most pervasive human rights abuses with ONE OUT OF EVERY THREE WOMEN experiencing violence during her lifetime. Violence affects the ability of women and girls to access the full spectrum…
I CONTINUE TO STAND WITH THE PROTECTORS AT STANDING ROCK.
Honor the Laramie Treaty of 1868.
WATER IS LIFE.
An excerpt from my poem, Elemental: The Voices I Head, in the voice of water.
Water says I am your buttress.
I am the weightless lift beneath you when you relent,the polish of the trappings that coat you,
the glint of ripple reflecting on the curve of your ribcage
when you allow yourself to be held in my current, silken and torrent.
I am the blessing bestowed at birth above the basin,
the slow sluice that slakes your burning,
the relentless leveler of the mountain within you.
Receive me so that I can restore you,
quench you in the glare and gleam.
Enter me. Let me carry you in the rip and flow
of tide strung to the throb of the moon.
© 2012 Dora E. McQuaid
From Elemental: The Voices I Head
All peace to you. Dora