Tami HayPoetry and Prose By Tami Hay, M.A., RMT from All-Creatures.org

I Do Not Know

I do not know
Just how the wound closed
The one that bore into my heart
When I heard your cries of terror

I do not know
when the loneliness ended
And the smiles filled those spaces reserved for anguish
In the last woods of fleeing beings, of ancient ringing cedars

I do not know when we found sacred space
Between the silent moans
Of clipped wings and tusk-less faces

I just know one day it was over
All the crazy murderous treason
That happened too long
for no reason

And no longer were we strangers
in a war-torn mad-land
We landed
As Homo Ahimsa people of peace
brothers and sisters
Grandmothers, and children
protectors no more
No longer weary, and heart-sore

And we remembered our birthright
No longer needing to fight wars that do not belong to us
In Peace

Tami Hay 2023


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