“Everything lost is found again…


… Everything hurt is healed again”

for K.S.



Persephone descends

her mother weeps   abysmal

the world turns dark and cold

Shadows creep into corners

Corners wend and wind

and the figures reflect the maze and confusion

the cave becomes stifling and familiar

sleep     blackness     descent     soma



Demeter listens

her daughter stirs     bewildered

the sky is sharp and blue

Sunlight reaches and touches everything

Everything stretches and searches     instinctively

aching toward the light

and the people experience

the breath and communion

beauty     piercing and vital

awakened     verdant     passionate     divine

and young



© Doreen Shababy 2018