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Illusions of Smallness

I was never small.  

I tried to shrink in the ricochet
of earthquakes that tried
to consume me in their cracks,
thinking I’d be safer unseen.

But the earth knows us all
and faultiness can’t be faulted
for the fact that there is
nowhere to hide.

The smaller you are
the easier it is to fall
through crevices
you couldn’t see.

But there are no ravines
bigger than me
when I am connected
to everything.

When I am one with existence,
held by the beautiful void,
there is nowhere to run.
But there is everywhere
to be.

© 2023, Sheya Forest
Art: Oneness, by Maria Batcha

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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