One wish for the Creator

To the East and the wind

that there be clean air and clear thoughts and

carefully bolted things to hang onto


One wish for the destroyer,

mother of worms and decay

nourishment and death and rebirth

That There Be the good work of regeneration and survival


One wish for the living

the south the fire

the action and reaction and

footfall and opening shell

the grandmothers kiss and

the babies brawl

That There Be the laughter and delight of discovery


I call forth the maiden, mother and crone

to live in us all.

Joy Walden @2010