House of Flowers



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.



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.



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.