gift to the north shore 1970-1973

on kauai no voice fell from my lips

on kauai my eyes watched

my heart filled

on kauai the sacred spoke

while i, silent absorbed every word

on kauai my sistas

determined our next steps

sheltering my shyness

protecting my invisibility

on kauai the island gave me access to holiness

gifts of sea

gifts of ai’na

on kauai i silently accepted

cherished while tucking myself

inside my omission of mention

on kauai i wandered rocky paths

my footsteps followed leaving me in warm sands

silently where i remained

absorbing year after year into skin fiber

on kauai through valleys bookmarked

with a love like no other my longings stayed

hand in hand observing in silence

on kauai the valleys fed me

the falls washed me clean

the sea gave me strength

holiness

family after family gave me entrance

embraced me while i, mute fell into their arms

on kauai i remained in shadow

filled with so much

so much..

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About lindalou5150

as exercise or exorcism, i write...for the eyes of others, for my eyes and heart only, for the love and the rage, i write...to release the gamut of emotion...to tell the truth and say what's often thought but not written...
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