I lay asleep
Not knowing I was cloaked in darkness
Whispers kept me fearful, separate.
I shook awake, trembling
I saw myself glittering and radiant
I remembered how to breathe
How to pray.
I started to walk in a different way
Softly on the belly of the mother under my foot
I reached for the stars, into the cosmos and
My heart began to beat
There was an explosion of light
I took off flying
And remembered God.
– Cindy Stockdale