somehow, you ended up here.
we’re together in our surprise.
what could you need to know?
in some ways, I am just like you
conceived in the cosmic midwest
criss-cross-country in utero
stir up the seed, why don’t we
passed praries and mountains to cedars and sea
some say it looks like emeralds
birthed in a white room
my parents named me
dried-up river crust, gray
regaining conciousness, kambo healing
frog medicine with drums and feathers
four dots on my heart, palms
open before eyes
your name is Light, luz
nature is your teacher
you are a healer with your hands and your voice
the next day i told a friend i didn’t like my name
never had felt like a robin, he smiled
you were always born to be, songbird
both given names
i am now