The Queen of My Self

This day, like every day,
we wake – we wake!

We are the alive ones, the ones here, now,
in this world, in this life,
in love and able for gratitude. 

Sun pouring in on a honey of a morning,
scent of autumn in chamisa and aster,
drench of ponderosa and nuthatch chirrup. 

Peace in the early rooms of our heart, this earth house,
hearth of the body’s holy spin.

Crazy & elegant; fresh, sacred and wholly blessed!

I am here with you, as you with me,
and we are home, opening the door,
lucky us!

to the Beloved.

Judyth Hill


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Donna Henes is the author of The Queen of My Self: Stepping into Sovereignty in Midlife. She offers counseling and upbeat, practical and ceremonial guidance for individual women and groups who want to enjoy the fruits of an enriching, influential, purposeful, passionate, and powerful maturity. Consult the MIDLIFE MIDWIFE™

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