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If you happened upon this house on an off trail hike, what would you do? Run or go inside? Something else? Knowing how people are, this can go three ways.

Wandering Dark House

#1- During a long hike, wandering off trail, I stumble across a seemingly long abandoned house. Looks like only nature is in possession of the grounds, so I’m going in! …Begin digging around…. Find a cool ancient rusty thimble. Pocket it. Suddenly I get scared by the spiders, raccoons n crows whose home I just barged into. Cobwebs and feathers bombard me. My eyes burn, I sneeze uncontrollably, and I run out screaming!…. Aaaaand trip on that root ….aaaaand bloody my forehead…..aaaand Get stung by a bee. Pull myself up with a branch wipe off the blood from my face. Aaaand that branch was wrapped in…..poison ivy! Aaaaaand now my eyes are swelling shut. Beautiful. I better leave that thimble. That house is possessed! Guarded by a thimble god and has booby traps. Don’t go in go away. Touch nothing and stay out. You’ll wish you had without a doubt.

#2 – During a long hike I stumbled across a seemingly long abandoned building. Peering through a window it revealed crumbling mosaics of a formerly sacred structure. One rabbit hops through inside jumps on a pew stops and looks at me. Almost as if waiting for me to speak. It continues back in to the shadows. A raccoon family comes through does nearly the same. I scratch my head and continue. Looking, searching, peeking about and touching nothing with respect or fear of disturbing the sacred. Who knows? Some things seem best left alone. Like those honeybees gathering nectar. Going here and there through cracks in the front door hanging by rust dust cobwebs and time. I follow them just to the door, confident they see no harm in me. Peeking through, I see light dancing on a statue of Mary joined by crow on her bowed head. Cobwebs strung between her hands she seems almost feral. Satisfied with what I’ve seen I continue on my walk in quiet and solitude, except for the occasional owl hoot and butterflies. I walk home to tell my family of a place so sacred, only Mary and the animals reside. I return with them and say “Be quiet respectful and do not touch. This place is sacred on the inside. Look and listen it will give you much. Take nothing and leave no trace behind.”

#3 – During a long hike, wandering off trail, I hope mother Gaia will answer my prayers to belong to a hidden sisterhood. I stumble upon a seemingly long abandoned house. Looks like faeries or a witch could live there so I’m going in! First, I knock a musical knock, sing hello and enter. I give the rabbit that hops up some clover, plantain and dandelion from my knapsack. I say “Gifts from our Gaia, gifts to you.” Immediately three more rabbits appear. All the same fluffy tan. Each with different ears. They approach and stop, as if waiting for me. I reach in my knapsack and feed the three. Immediately all four completely transformed. They say “You’re fearless, kind, generous and warm. This temple of Gaia has your reward.” The roots transform trees stand up and bloom. The witches say “Welcome home sister mother queen. Here is your room. Say and do what you please. The honey here is heavenly. You’ll learn to love the bees” The further that I enter with each step I ascend. Animals chatter and banter, transform into friends. So ever if you’re wandering and a dark house is what you find. Play a musical knock and sing hello. Who knows what you might find. Beware only of the threads of the mind.

Now wander, and be found.

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Lennée Reid is a geeky Unitarian vegan witch poet activist survivor who is trying to make sense of it all and find peace. She performs throughout Cascadia and recently placed 4th in The Olympia Peoples Mic Poetry Grand Slam. Lennée likes organic vegan fair trade anything, road trips and karaoke.

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black widow

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black widow
evolution of consciousness circle of life wheel of dharma karma center of the universe we pieces of web intertwined I black widow my thoughts express sound your ears receive here now we have exchange one memory I find my thoughts wander loose my ego by soul go fly download piece of minds manifest inside outside up down revolution round and round confusion state of shock genocide murder cops stop the flood of blood in the street flow of traffic stop the madness shut down racist fascist prison industry no more drug war stop break down build new revolution round town small business down hit resolution go green team buy organic local weed peaces of mother earth gives birth to air I breathe water I be earth my blood pumps goddess Im on fire resolution spirit freedom rider awareness riser higher revolution I’m up in the clouds lost with poetry bombs ignite blow minds point expands circumpunct gaia cup filled with sun stare at light truth fights blindness so mindless guidance leads through night move through the dark to see brightly reflect moons nightly ponder round revolution dominance submission invention patent master taxes money talks to tops pay the bottom to fuck them fuck me fuck trickle down poverty goes round revolution boston tea party throw it down overboard riot fight the crown no distraction to action get education deprogram propaganda out smart persecution resolution revolution idle no more get moving rise up lead yourself past this go forward to revolution baltimore ferguson slavery explain to me how justice includes this shit currently revolution migrant farm working conditions bondage resolution be free show solidarity palestine revolution follow me to the sea level global warming rise up fukushima melts down california dry up dirt sand ashes to ashes dust to dust revolution serves carcasses starfish porpoises polar bears know where glaciers splash ice berg crash titanic sinking down round revolution pollution coal train rolls oil rig explodes cargo dark clouds go up chemtrails sprayed downfall pain and strife resolution revolution web of life holds everything in balance just like karma wait and see watch now fuck me I am black widow

Lennée Reid is a geeky unitarian witch poet activist that is trying to make sense if it all and find peace Her work is published in Works In Progress often She has featured all over cascadia She can be found smudging people at the artesian well at noon on tuesdays and enjoys organic fair trade anything road trips and karaoke

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One

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One

 

We do not need 10 commandments

Just this one truth

There are no divisions we are one

One mind one body one soul

One life one planet just one

 

So this is my plea this is my cry

If you do not understand I cannot tell you why

It is the ground under my feet

And my eye in the skies

 

I am one

 

When you see your brothers and sisters and say

Hey, how ya doing? Are you good?

Remember we are one

We all need something

 

Like the truth in the center

Of all the spokes in a wheel

Surrounded in hope and love

I honestly see we are one

 

Black white brown yellow and red

Gay straight queer square

We are all eating from the same plate

And sleeping in one bed

When we think of each other instead of fear

Accept each other as one

 

When you see a sick puppy

Or a wolf pack on the attack why stay back?

Can’t you see we are in one condition

And behave as one?

 

Look at us and yourself in the mirror

Because everything is one

 

Now who said let there be no divisions among us?

There are none here with one

There are no fences cells prisons or walls

They are all a dream an illusion we are one

 

I am one

 

You are one person with one perspective

Born with one will and one tongue

At one time from one mother

Just one

 

If you seek the truth then you are one

If we’d all love our enemies…

Well I’d guess there would be none!

Are you one?

 

There are no enemies in one

One mind body soul life planet just one

 

We are one the Christian Muslim Jew

Animist Humanist Atheist Hindu

Wiccan Pagan the Zen Buddhists too

The agnostics are ahead of me here

You all knew …. there might be one

 

And here it is because we are one

Seeking wisdom truth and honesty

Understanding acceptance and forgiveness

Praying meditating and debating

 

Who has the best answer?

How to attain nirvana?

Will I be accepted in heaven?

 

Are we really separated by love people?

What are we arguing about?

Whatever it is the answer is we are one

 

Like one truth in the center

Of all the spokes in a wheel

Surrounded in hope and love

I honestly believe that we are one

 

Preacher and sinner one

Cops robbers judges prisoners one

Dealers addicts Bloods Crips hoes and pimps

One

Soldiers generals president pope one

Kings queens and refugees

 

One life love hope dream and one fear

The past the present the future

Right here and now is one

 

The oppressors and the oppressed one

The rich and the homeless one

In the ghetto the mansion the igloo the shack

The tee pee the longhouse

Wherever ONE is at

 

I am my temple our temple is we

Let us be at home as one just like

 

One truth in the center

Of all the spokes in a wheel

Surrounded in hope and love

I honestly believe the truth is

We all are this

One