Wind of My Soul

Happy National Poetry Month from Stance on Dance!

BY LAURA HAYES-MEERMAN; ILLUSTRATION BY LIZ BRENT

The wind blows
So softly
Through my lips.

The right side
Holds so much.
Opening my pelvis
I drop deep
And feel my sorrow.

I hold so much
Do I dare
Speak my truth.

The wind blows
Softly through my bones
And I am the dancer
At the barre.

My body remembers
My wounds,
Holds my story

I cry
For myself
For others
The well is deep
I crawl
So I can stand.

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Laura Hayes-Meerman has been a Dance/Movement therapist for over 20 years and feels deeply committed to the power and wisdom of the body. She lives in Encinitas, CA and offers monthly Authentic Movement groups as well as Dance/Movement therapy groups to the aging population.

Liz Brent is a multi-disciplinary artist, writer, educator and producer in Oakland, CA. More of her work can be seen at www.lizb.work.

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