To all the power, loving, Skyful Dipperful of Stars which One Becomes and Named like waves:
God, recede, expand upon the sand
HP, Kami, Sidewalksoul, Gaia, Pele,
Suki, Angels, Spirit, SkyGod, Citygod,
Within and without, KnowingStars, Malah,
Phaedra, Carcinus, Anipos, Hera,
To all the helpers
Nymphs and Ents and gnomes and elves and fae and Yoshua….
Shed Light for a little near the steps of my soul
Close enough for better sight not so close I’m blind
Show me how my ear is tuned to hear truth and call out lies
In the spirit of compassion divorced from pity.
Show me a pure and fearless way,
allow me to set down the shadowy cloak
of fear I like so much the feel of,
Show me my heart needs no shell– how You are my shell
Show me I belong on the sidewalk
Show me my strengths: my quiet, my appreciation,
my understanding, my intuition, and my creation
All enough to be here, just as valuable as the next Josephine.
Show me my strength so that, a Reed, I birth the universe, like everyone.