Place of Refuge

Place of Refuge

09 May 2012

The Elf in Self

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The self, transformed
becomes an elf,
on its way to being

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The elf in the self is a 
solitary soul,
sly and suspicious 
of snakes;
when met on the road,
she is playful and kind and certain
society's rules are a guise.

The elf self wants only to be self
by rules and opinions
of others.

And then, we'll agree
that the loss of the "e"
life's consonants
that must be whispered,
not hissed or aspirated
but rolled on the lips
and tongue
felt by the body
like a kiss.

Self as a word,
brings us solely to now,
wholly to how
we can give to each other --

by discovering the elf,
and removing the vowels
we are left with the body
the shape of the utterance,

the impulse to say,
the impulse to stay.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love it! My self and elf have been locked in combat for many years, LOL!

PENolan said...

What a beautiful way to start the morning!