Earth Prayers

The small plot of ground

on which you were born

cannot be expected

to stay forever

the same.

Earth changes,

and home becomes different

places.

You took flesh

from clay

but the clay

did not come

from just one

place.

To feel alive,

important, and safe,

know your own waters

and hills, but know

more.

You have stars in your bones

and oceans

in blood.

You have opposing

terrain in each eye.

You belong to the land

and sky of your first Cory,

you belong to infinity.

ALLA RENEE BOZARTH