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Cosmic Thread

My fraying seams 
are not what they seem.

It’s my style to be rough
around the edges
that are typically smooth,
protecting tame hearts
that beat
an assigned pattern.

But I have a wild heart.

She was ripped out
and scavenged
so many times,
the threads holding her
inside me are worn.

I’m not searching
for my heart anymore,
because she has changed
and she demands to be free.

She says the weaving went wrong
when I was made,
and my threads are incomplete.

She says it isn’t The Weavers'
fault or my own.

My wild and raging heart
says that when she was given
to my chest, she was furious
to be caged in flesh
when she remembered

She threw a fit so big,
the Cosmos lost their place
in expanding.

When they got back to work,
a few pieces were missing.
But Devas are too proud
to start over,
and they had other plans.

So here we are,
breaking apart
everywhere we can feel.

That is why my heart is a rebel:
she never liked being confined,
and she knows
that if she goes her own way,
the unraveling of my being
and everything else
won’t hurt so much.

And she’ll be waiting for me
on the other side
of creation,
when the strange brutality
of mortality is over.

My wild and grieving heart
keeps in contact for now.

She says existence was only
ever hanging by a thread
for any of us the whole time.

And when the thread breaks,
the pain will be no more,
because we will have proven
our love is pure,

again and again,
every time we persevered.

© 2023, Sheya Forest
Image from in an article entitled, “The Cosmic Thread that Binds Us Revealed.”

About Me

I wrote my first story when I was a wee girl of three, followed by my first poem when I was eight. I’ve been writing ever since as a way to cope with life. This practice evolved with learning in both structured settings and through the practice, itself. In my own healing crisis, I found a process I affectionately refer to as Poetic Alchemy. Now on the journey of getting my life back, I do this not only for myself but for you.

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