I must heal my mother's wounds,
I must heal my father's wounds,
I make no mistake in understanding,
to do this
I must heal my own wounds
and all the rest will naturally unfold,
for I carry
my mother and father,
what I call myself,
the weight and secrets of my family lines before me.
I must drop the weight,
I must heal the wound
for my entire family
who is living and laying dormant within me.
I cry my family's uncried tears,
I heal my family's unhealed wounds,
I tell my family's untold secrets;
I am ready to do the work,
and my children will know
a life free of all this,
they will have even more than I
the space in their hearts
to feel connected,
to witness beauty,
to give grateful praise,
to allow joyful and sorrowful tears,
to dance with all changing rhythms,
to love and forgive,
to live their dream.
Performed January 7th, 2020 at Innisfree in Boulder, Co, Usa.