BOBBI S. RUDIN
Your mother longing stirs when Divinity’s inspired hand
emits an ethereal whirlwind. Its vapors coalescing
around you, form a tiny shadow of her face that impregnates
your mind, then seeps even deeper into your ready womb.
Your daughter gestates, births, curls in your hand, then leaves the picture,
separates, fading forward into a different scene, unseen.
You seem to know that you have limited control
over your daughter’s leaving because
you sit so patiently. It appears that
you never move from your silken-cushioned throne,
the presence of daughter always with you, although she is gone.
Your memory touches her fresh, fragrant rose-like skin and hair.
Is her separation their thorns that pierce your heart and hands?
No blood drips from the one that rests so serenely on your
blue-black skirt. You sit on your silken-cushioned throne
whose hues are like a ripening peach,
color of your daughter’s flesh unfolding, while her womb prepares
to drip blood on her young thighs, her mind opening to desire.
You seem to know you have limited control
over these changes. You sit so patiently.
It appears that you never move from your
silken-cushioned throne as your thoughts keep
forming and taking form, that ethereal whirlwind breathing
its vapors that endlessly arise from and draw back into
the ever present hand of Divinity.
Bobbi Rudin is a poet, writer, and holistic health educator & coach.
“In my learning about and yearning for health, I came to realize many years ago that it does not happen without healthy soul expression (or what ZO calls a healthy relationship with our “affective” natures). My soul expresses through poetry and movement art.
Bobbi’s poetry and poetic writings have appeared in Muse: An International Journal of Poetry Volume 1, Number 2, December 2013, online and print copy version; between Pacifica Graduate Institute Literary Review Journal; a chaos of angels poetry anthology and Kali’s Kites Essays from the Mythological Imagination. She published her first book of poems, “Testament: A Poetic Journey Thru the Cycles of Life” in June of 2013.