To domesticate refers to a process of time.
A time of turning wild things: animals, plants, people into
Something who’s worth is defined by the domesticator.
Something that cannot –
Tend to self.
Care for self.
Think for self.
We’ve domesticated animals and plants, but we too,
From birth we’ve navigated hundreds of systems.
Each one forming our behavior.
A slow drip – eroding our marrow.
Our essence wrung out like a dish cloth.
Our inner being wiped clean.
Our sense of self pummeled.
Our soul negated.
But I am.
I am reclaiming my essence.
One step at a time.
I am changing my mind about myself.
I am waving my essence like a flag.
I am restoring my inner being.
I am nurturing my sense of self.
I am plumping my soul with joy.
Let us do this together.
Let us rewrite the future.
By being here now.
Untethering our souls
From the systems that feed on our depletion.
I can do it.
So can you.