Magdalene Red

Inanna, Isis, Lilith, source,

root planted earth deep,

I offer up Magdalene red,

deep ruby oozing down

to the once razed earth below me.

She swells-

moonlit lush singing sweet rebirth,

full and unashamed in her potency.

In her winter: violent desecration,

soil burns devastation.

Violet blossoms sacked,

garnets turned to blades.

The antidote: bleed medicine to core,

lung deep, seep down and root.

Enveloped in the sweet, musky

earth cauldron, I see:

eyes a flooding river,

root to earth,

heart laid bare in her warm night.

Sabrina Nelson