Transforming

I translate stars into daydreams
I make rain and rainbows into
      freshly squeezed joy
I breathe the air of possibility
I swim deep in rivers of passion
I use my loneliness as
      a stepping stone to love
I am on the march to freedom
I tend to my blossoming soul

—Terri Guillemets

Infinitas per æternitas

Love is in my bones —
it’s in my blooms and
in my spilled-red blood;
lust is in my perfumed flesh,
desire-poems in my skull.
How many kisses have I
in my primal fervent lips;
how much pristine rainbow’d
faith in my life-worn soul?

—Terri Guillemets

Turbulent

Sometimes a strong wind needs to whip through all the trees and tear down what’s not strong enough or what’s not meant to stay up. Sometimes a storm needs to come to our seas and rock our boats and toss us around and make sure we’re determined enough not to drown.

—Terri Guillemets