House of Flowers

I

Lost in the wilderness between

my heart and mind

 

I wandered in the desert

traveling South

 

and I passed my heart

and found a house

 

bursting at the windows with flowers.

 

I opened the door

and the scent intoxicated my being.


I found the House as myself.

 

II

This body will become food

for the forest crows.

 

These eyes will become

seeds for a new grove.

 

These hands will dissolve

into beds of moss.

 

These feet will become

wrapped by bark and beetle.

 

And this womb will become

a house of flowers.

 

III

I looked for the rooms and doors,

I grabbed my compass

and wandered for years.

 

I cried with the vision of flowers

falling to the ground one by one.

 

I came and opened my body’s openings

and found what gives life

 

to all that is:

 

the House of Flowers.