Patrisha's Seed Package
I was born from a seed, like you,
like my mother before me, and her mother before her.
For many years I carried seeds within me,
for what I was sure would become my daughters and sons,
opened by the pollen from my lover.
I am still filled with seeds ready to ripen into action,
through art, singing, loving.
If I had borne a child, what would my life be now?
— my seeds given to a new life in the chain of eternity.
All my attention has been to create in this world.
I plant a different kind of seed.
They are painted colors, singing from my heart
with rhythm pizzazz and care.
Although I have passed beyond pomegranate newness,
I have many other seeds to plant.
I am on a precipice now
to enjoy a continued harvest, — with gratitude.
© 2007 Patrisha Thomson