note from self

she received an order
from destiny—was
branded by love and
the name of her God
right on her chest
over her heart
she remembers the
scent of the searing
the throb of the burn
and the crater it left
others can’t see it
but she knows it’s there
it requires submission
to all that was asked
give it up let it go
and be free

2022 ©Amrita Skye Blaine
I’m writing a poem a day. These are drafts—not final versions.

2 thoughts on “branded

  1. Yes, Amrita, thank you so much for sharing this. I think of this freeing of the heart as a way that allows one to bow low to the earth, and to receive the earth’s blessings.


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