Medicina

I've been told eres demasiado sensitiva, that I feel too much.

It's true.

I howl in sorrow and cackle in joy

from my belly, sin pensar.

I've been told aquella medicina puede ayudarte a encontrar calma,

balance between extremes.

But, I don't want that kind of medicinal equanimity.

Mi medicina es la brisa fría soplando desde el Pacífico

as I drink my coffee on the balcony in the morning.

Mi medicina es el zumbido del colibri darting through the sky.

Mi medicina es el sol calentando mi espalda,

as my toes dig into the moist grass beneath my feet.

Mi medicina es estar en círculo con hermanas cada luna nueva,

as we come together to share in life through prayer and visioning,

support and friendship.

My medicine is honoring the dead and the earth,

a travéz de memoria y relación con aquellos que viven en mi.