By Kirli Saunders
Unbind by Kirli Saunders poet

Unbind your
seeking heart

cup it in open palms
turned to Father sky,
as offering

to Grandfather Sun
in gratitude with grace

to Grandmother Moon
with faith

allow spirit to guide you
with timeworn map
of ancient passage,
passed down
in spoken story

and walk softly here,
for you are an ear
to our ancestors,
and a mouth
to carry their song—

they have readied you,
guiding your path
all along.

‘Unbind’ is part of the upcoming poetry collection Kindred, published by Magabala Books in May 2019.



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