the equinox and the elderberry


on a familiar road, unknown to you ~ you just listen and you go
and the medicine in your heart
meets the medicine of the season
meets the medicine that greets you and leaps into your hands; 
restoring & re-storying my way about these worlds
swimming through time and leaving offerings and thanks
to my plant relatives I find... 
to the queens
to these trees, 
to these elderberries. 
for seeing me and shoutin to me and giving me their life
to make medicine for our bodies
when the cold winds blow in, 
and the darkening sky draws in, 
and we gather closer together around the fire
for the reciting of our annual autumnal hymns