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Eyes Cast Downward- Memoir Excerpt

Originally hand written in July 2015 Late Spring of 2014.  Just Months before liver failure Our eyes are nearly always cast dow...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Three Women; Two poetic collaborations of mind.

Created June 28th, 2016

The First;

Only have one heart;
Split hemisphere of
cold Appalachians.
Glaciers of blue sky,
with one open eye;
The third that has seen. 

We watch the downfall,
black leaves fall on fields;
Foliage of malice,
ashen covered. One
blaze scalded the need.
To hide deep beneath
fear, discord, and rage;
Avalanche within,
doom’s dive. As Above,
so below. Waiting
only to comfort
The dying, sleeping
masses. Call or Scream? 
Senseless, we will dream
till we are ready.
Pour the milk from breast,
stolen daughters tears;
Mothers hell fury.
Only one heartbeat;
The sound… it’s nearing.

Mary Catherine, Cowardice Queen & M. Elizabeth Barrett.

Later that evening...

Which direction will the sun fall?
Toward the place all lost things are returned. 
Where do you go when you die?
To face the scars and the beauty; The realm of truths long forgotten, of enlightenment.
What do you fear most when you arrive there?
That there is something essential I have forgotten.
What have you forgotten?

I cannot speak of what I do not know. 
I will tell you only of what I was reminded;
 Connectedness, light, circles; to love selflessly.
 Selfish acts are the roots of the trees that grow upside down and rot.
Have you ever seen a child in a woman’s body?
Yes, I see the child drowning in my eyes.

Is your body a scar museum?
Of course… Is yours not?

Mary Catherine, Cowardice Queen & 
Erin Mae Burley