A journey at mid-life

I move out of the darkness

towards the light.

 

A traveler in search of intimacy

in a world that honors

anonymity.

 

Secret growth in darkness.

 

Like the darkness of the womb,

I feel the struggle deep inside.

Tangling and wrestling with all that is.

 

Just as passion gives way to birth.

I am filled with desire

of longing and unknowing.

 

Secret growth in darkness.

 

Just as a baby’s body begins to form

and emerge

in the womb.

 

So too do I.

 

Just as the journey of my birth

so too is the journey of mid-life.

 

I seek and search, I form and unfold

as I travel on my own birthing

of becoming an individual in my own world

locked deep in my depths.

 

Secret growth in darkness.

 

I am on a journey

to shape and form

and emerge

into newness.

 

Just as in the womb,

my transformation

is happening in a deep darkness

in a forgotten journey between

worlds.

 

Secret growth in darkness.

 

Threshold after threshold I have crossed

and, I cross another

in darkness

to emerge at the end of my journey

in the brilliant shining illuminating light.

 

Just as I was born,

one day, I too

shall be cast out of the darkness of the cave

into the light.

 

And, then, will I know

 

A journey at mid-life.

 

 

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