I am for Mā
from The Mother Poems by Shambhavi Sarasvati at Kindred 108. We're all kindred here.
I saw in my body a thousand cities crowded with beings caught in the wheel of time. So I replaced them with the sound of Mā, and the letters of Mā, and Her crystalline mind. I saw my energy and heart traveling here and there, trying too hard to tear down the fragile homes of people’s anger, fear, and doubt. So I took refuge in Namo nama Shivāya and OM. I saw how I sometimes abandoned my seat just to make a way in the world with false missions fueled by forgetting I am Hers alone. Today I am a leaf in the branches of her tree. As She is also the wind, I pray only She can move me. Today I am sitting at the base of her throne, Her foot on my crown, and I pray only she can still me. Now whatever I do or don't do in this crowded place, I ask to always remember I am for Mā.
from The Mother Poems by Shambhavi Sarasvati
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