The Earthworm: Recycling the Past into Light

I seem to be lacking a photograph of an earthworm, but I’ll be honest, I don’t find it one of Mother Earth’s more attractive children. I once had a dream about finding a pile of live earthworms inside the skimmer basket of my pool. The earthworm brings our attention to the burden of the past we  carry inside of us, reminding us that this weight we choose to bear can be recycled into new life.

Recycling the dark into Light

I chew the earth free to bring
air to dense matter. See without
eyes, feel
without hands
a skin of lungs

I am yin and yang
even when broken

This past you carry
inside darkness
will be digested into light

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