Mother's Day

I honor my Mother who is buried under a willow. I honor the blessed Mother of my children, the Mother of Willy, the Mother of strays and wanderers, pregnant Mother fleeing across the border, Mother of the Poor, Mother of the Rich, Forest Mother, Mountain Mother, Valley Mother, Mother Moon, Mother Blood, Mother Serpent twined on the Tree Of Gnosis, Wolf Mother, Raven Mother, Mother Gorilla quietly munching handfuls of wild orchids, Mother Spirit, Mother Matter, Mother Om, waveless Mother Awareness in whom I know no thing, Mother Mary, Mother Kali, Mother Hokhmah, Mother of Darkness, Mother of Silence, Mother of the Word, to whom all prayers, to all gods, in all languages, return. My Mother, buried under a willow. Mingle my ashes with her.

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