How to embrace all parts of ourselves
Even those wicked, treacherous parts
That bring others misery?
How to make friends with the darkness
Inside us, acknowledge these inner demons
Without agreeing or abiding?
We must explore as much as we can
About ourselves, or so says the therapist
The Promised Land
Looks like milk flowing from a breast
The Muse conjuring up a deep breath before
She speaks about freedom and our uncivil war
Sucking up the air and showering us
Quenching our thirst
Our words and actions sometimes startle