by Judith Laura
Your cousins who enjoyed the dance
who let us sway into a trance
while on the wall they sat, they kissed,
A quick goodbye and you flew west
then decades passed our names vanished.
I searched for you while husbands came
I press the phone against my ear
a stranger’s voice it seems I hear
speakingofthe many times
I hold you close, our hug ignites
a potter’s fire, a poet’s delight
cavortinglike a carnival
Her novel, Beyond All Desiring won three awards. Her Goddess writings have also appeared in the journals WomanSpirit, SageWoman, Broomstick, Matrifocus, and Goddess Pages. Material from her Goddess books has been included in the "Dancing the Goddess Home" ritual of the Goddess 2000 Project, A Winter Solstice Singing Ritual, and the anthologies SageWoman Cauldron, A Pagan's Muse, and Talking to Goddess. Her fiction and poetry have been published in a variety of print and online journals.She blogs as Medusa in http://medusacoils.blogspot.com/.More info about all this and more at her website, http://www.judithlaura.com/.