I put myself in your skin,
and I was you.
I felt your awe, your fear,
your pain, your pleasure,
and the divine spark that became the Force within you,
impelling you forward since forever
For the twinkling of an eye I was you
I clambered through the trees with you
and took refuge in their branches at night,
I felt the cold penetrating my bones,
and when the sun awoke I ran at your side
the stones biting into my feet,
hunger and thirst gnawing at my entrails,
and you kept on going
Without thinking, sister, I became you.
I saw how you cared for the fire,
how you guided it,
how you shared its blessings.
I saw your awakening on this Earth,
and I wept with gratitude for your irrepressible drive
Lucy, without knowing it,
you had begun to create the human world.
June 21, 2021