Do Not Wipe Your Tears Away

Jodie Senkyrik


Do not wipe your tears away.
Let them flow down your cheek.
Let them create a stream on your face
to allow the healing waters to flow.

Let the waters cleanse your skin
and wash your face with silk.
Let them caress you lightly
and reveal to you, your heart.

Let the water fall to the earth,
and a tree will grow from it.
Let your tears flow from their depths
and they will release the seeds of your soul.

Do not be careful
Do not be contained
or proper or polite.
Do not wipe your tears away.

Taste them on your lips
and know that you have graced yourself today.

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