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Our Mother is Sea, Her Sisters Rhea and Cybele Mothering Our World

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waves move mountains

water so "soft" yet over

eons like titanium drill

as continents fall tides

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mean more than a romance

with Pacific or Caribbean

motherhood, trapped sea

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child swimming inside reef

of progenitor, she lifts two

gravities, holds two

emotional lines

tethering child to

her cave, body solid

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twin lives soon

separated, cleaved from

matriarchal beachhead

you leave shared orbits

this infant moves slowly

no wildebeest she

holds child as baby

chips away into her

own series of statues

against all odds

mother is at heart

of child even in her rebellion

like waves pounding

clay silt flowering

into crumbling islands

the sea holds you

the sound of the birth

like outgoing tide

air currents

pushing albatross

mothers too

there is a spring inside

mother's body

after gestation eclipsing

placental expurgation

body and soul connected

by air, currents upwellings

fused with sea ions

mother, daughter, lost


the day is flowery

set as a moment frozen

family sets a new table

leaves acrimony behind

yet women are burdening

themselves with lifting

children into sentient

people adults dancing

to new songs

the hum

humming of mother

child inside mother's

reef, that daughter

is called to eclipsing

humanity, child to adult

mother never waiting

pulling child to her

years separated

the draw to that

cut umbilical

songs wrinkled time

mother grabbing

child to push her away

so daughter one day

will return, maybe

listening now to the

tide inside herself

the new life floating

in the daughter's ocean

together we are one

sea, tides in and out

we are the mother sea

waiting for her

to pull us back away

from our own destruction


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Paul Kirk Haeder has been a journalist since 1977. He's covered police, environment, planning and zoning, county and city politics, as well as working in true small town/community journalism situations in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Mexico and (more...)
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