My year of dark energy, the year that will not be named, very draining!

This Year

This was the year of trauma and illusion,
of new beginnings and abrupt endings.
This was the year of bears and owls,
curses and dark energy, of infidelity
and incest, lies and drowning
then reaching for light,

of betrayals and sinking in fear,
then rising out of the muck
to forgiveness. This was the year
of meditation to calm the mind
the year of yoga nidra every night,
of John Vosler at 3:00 am
and Tara Brach at 7:00.

This was the year of opposites:
Illusion and reality
Truth and lies
Justice and mercy
Fear and love

This was the year of blessings,
of finally knowing what is important.
This was the year of standing up to abuse of power,
This was the year of losses; a house,
a lover,
a community,
a town,
a school,
money and sometimes my mind.

This was the year of gain:

Friends,
lessons, sleepfulness,
more lessons,
gratitude, strength.
This was the year of coming home, to myself

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