is a rebirthing of sorts: eyes loose shut,
crouching on hands and knees, rocking back and forth
arching —no growling: just prowling and breath.
a feeling into the body, sensing its stories and songs
dusty blackened bare feet, soft body,
sweat-stained skin, untamed bushy hair
these sensual moves summon the instinctual:
feeling the glow … slow, slow …
moving as the body wants to move.
no direction from outside—
the golden darkness leads
the animal inhabits the skin and
remembers its wildish ways
and in this quiet stirring,
I am released.
(The Empress card from The Field Tarot)