I have been searching
and I find her
Daughters of Copper Woman, Ann Cameron
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m beautiful now,
beautiful in ways I never was in callow youth ...
On fire now with the violet fire of soul speak,
treading a lighter path with a brighter spirit.
Sparking pink tourmaline, green jade, amethyst.
Blue sapphire flashing through the cloud of my being,
shooting stars in a cobalt sky of my heart.
I shed the pyrite, lead, hematite, the heavy, the dross.
Lost in a whisper of indigo dreams ...
like a gray sparrow feather
I float through Eternity,
a fragile-strong willow-wisp of joy.
In case you haven’t noticed, I am beautiful now,
beautiful in the way of all young women in that
once-upon-a-time when they were old.
© 2019, Jamie Dedes (The Poet by Day and The BeZine); photograph Beautiful Old Lady from Darap (Sikkim) Village courtesy of Sukanto Debnath from Hyderabad, India under licensed Creative CommonsAttribution 2.0 Generic.