Carol A. Hand
Are we inter-connected branching vessels
carrying the pain of the earth back to source
like the roots of the sacred cedar
to heal and breathe new life into being?
Have we been forced deep underground,
pressurized through the weight of suffering,
to become a treasure sought by others
who don’t understand that we carry
healing powers in the wisdom of our ancestors?
Sacred life interwoven with sorrow, blood memory, coded in our very DNA
Photo: Lonely Cedar (Wikipedia)
(image edited with Microsoft WORD Picture Tools)
Dedicated to the Water Protectors at Standing Rock, ND.
Inspired by Lara Trace Hentz at Lara.