EXITS AND ENTRANCES by Naomi Long Madgett.

Through random doors we wandered
into passages disguised as paradise
and out again, discarding,
embracing hope anew, discarding again:
exits and entrances to many houses.

Without joy we sang,
without grace we danced,
our humpback rhythms colliding
with our sanity,
our beauty blanching in a hostile sun.

How should we, could we
sing our song in a strange land?

Through door we have come
home to our kingdom, our own battleground,
not with harps, not with trumpets even,
but harmed with the invincible sword and shield
of our own names and faces…..

Naomi Long Madgett

Category: Healing,