The Hero's Journey

begins the journey home
the Hero's journey
must be made alone
when the Great Mystery calls
and you do not answer
pain the Awakener
will quicken you
sicken you
be the Face Dancer
that shape-shifting trickster
attacks from all quarters
haunting you
taunting you
into disorder
confounding your senses
disrupting your edges
dancing right in
thru your tiny defenses
until, tattered and torn
bleeding and worn
you spill thru the holes of your
for the body that held you
no longer remains
you leak out, spreading
all uncontained
and where you are not
something new emerges
something larger than life
released in the purging
of the you you
thought you had been
something Other is born
and the Journey begins...

© 1994 Liesl Lee

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