The Earth is in labor, therefore
Grow herbs to ease her birthing pains
Grow yourself up, so that you are
No longer child, but daughter
So that you can walk the walk beside her
Woman to woman
Hand in hand.
And where are the men in this conversation?
The men are on retreat,
Sitting in silence beside the lake, staring
At eternity, considering a way to be in the world
That does not require domination,
To allow themselves to come home