let me return the sweet loving strength

goddess of my life
i bow to your wisdom and sweet loving ways
and to the strong loving joyful women
you have sent to guide and protect me

goddess of my heart
let me return sweet loving strength
to these women whom i love
to these women who have been invaded
by a malignancy that springs from the poisons around us

goddess of my soul
go to them and heal the cancer
   be with ann, full of grace,
as she begins her battle surrounded by loving wommin
   comfort carol, melodious woman
keeping silent vigil, alone, motherless, brave, beautiful
   heal shirley, full of song,
who treats the spreading as an outbreak of weeds,
uprooting them quietly, quickly - so the garden of her life will thrive

23 August 2004