I want to bring myself to you
The way the dipping sun
Melds into the horizon,
The way the great rocks
Sink into our precious earth,
The way a river seamlessly
Becomes her ocean and sea.
I want to know no inhibition,
But stand naked before you,
All that I am and have been
Written in a beautiful language
That has never yet been seen,
But which you, you can read.
I want you to take the totality of me,
And leave nothing at all behind,
And offer me the same of you.
I want for us both to devour
What is succulent in our grasp
And for us to love every part
We fear the most, trembling,
Now unsure, because these, too,
Are part of our invitation to love.
I want for us to walk our fears
Up the great and holy mountain,
On a trail we are carving ourselves
With our worn and journeyed feet,
And stand where no flag has been,
And fill our lungs with sweet air,
And shout as loud as we can
Not for salvation, not for each other,
But because we are standing
With our mothers, our fathers,
All of our ancestors, who live
Here, in this mountain we’ve found,
So we could be closer to the sky,
Without ever leaving our time
To be alive, to become less afraid,
To live in each moment of love.