Snake Woman

Snake woman knows when her skin has been out grown .

Her colours dull ,Her eyes milk over , as though she were blind but,

She sees with all her senses , clearly.

She goes to ground , burrowing deep in the underbelly of the Earths womb ,

until the transformation  begins .

As her fragile skin begins to crack and split and  shed ,FullSizeRender[946]

she seeks out the water places  

to soothe and loosen the tight ,

itchy shell, 

that no longer fits Her new grown form . 

She slides on rocks , through dust and bark to shake off  

the outworn

that holds her tight.

Releasing, releasing , releasing , 

 bit by bit  , from top to tail , 

Until……. 

the transformation is complete.

She basks beneath the warmth of the sun .

Her skin now gleaming , Iridescent,

Her rainbow colours shimmering , 

She is clear eyed, shining , 

New.

All words  and Images copyright The Well of Belonging 2018 

 

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