Water and Snake

Water and Snake

If nothing else, it must be noted. This is what I am.

i am going to
pour myself into the earth,
coiling between roots
and rocks
until my belly meets
the spine of some underground lake;
i will fall into it,
like air into the lungs
like blood into the heart
like light into the eyes
and breathe the essence
of depth and chill,
of darkness and fluidity,
and remember what it is that i am
and where i came from.

I danced through shapes towards ecstasy, the room eerie in a blue glow and electrance music filling the air. I remembered/rediscovered how my body can move, as a human, as a snake, as a beast, as a creature that is all of these and nothing in particular.

I will do this again, and celebrate my skins, and find joy in my body.