Sacred Secret There are secrets hidden in my body, ancient secrets of movement, of letting go the secret web that holds me together. I know how to feel it, to release restrictions and invite fluidity. I can teach you this visceral language, how to breathe into your pelvis the ways of knowing your ancestor’s grief, held tight into the body and letting her go on her way. You and I are done living someone else’s life. It doesn’t mean we forget them, their fight to survive, it means we can separate who lived whom in this body cradling our souls.
Jennifer Rodrigues currently lives on the sacred Powhatan land of Fairfax, VA. She works as a certified yoga therapist, is a Reiki healer, military spouse, mother to a creative daughter and a black cat named Miss Yvonne. She has been published in The Muleskinner Journal, tiny frights.
“Body cradling our souls” – breathtakingly beautiful. A stunning poem. Thank you for writing these words.
Mary Alice Dixon
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