Tears in her eyes, fear in her throat
She sits before herself, alone and afraid.
But the fear wasn't going to stop her
She had been waiting for the perfect moment
To unfold into her own arms, a blanket of silken soulfulness
And blossom like cherry trees in Spring.
But there was no perfect moment---
There was only the present moment.
It was time,
Only ever now.
So she fell to her knees
And reached inside
And something shifted, and something happened
In the terrifying depths of this tender moment
She looked directly at herself
At every scar, every flaw, every talent, every pain, every ache
She felt her heart beating
And for the first time
She knew who she really was.
Her soul swam up to meet her teeth
And she smiled a smile more beautiful
Than a thousand rose petal dreams.
She knew who she really was---
She was love.
She had always been love.
It was time to remember.
And never forget it