Upside Down Empress

Upside Down Empress

I am drowning in my sky
sacred pool of blue fire
with pockets of soft white sulfur
blur my heat wav vision
Upside down I swing
my sight washed aside
as the tide moves on
past and through me
I live in the water of my dreams
while my feet stay dry
and weightless
on the prickly ground
How is it that I am Empress of my life
yet slave
or whore
to Fate
Yet what is the difference between
Royalty and Peasantry
except which way
they see
the sky

August 23, 1993
Tressa Lee Breen

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