Naked Before You
If I stand with a naked heart before you,
will you jest at me, think less of me,
perfect your vision of what I should be?
Sink below the churning waters with me,
into the deep oblivion where you and I
cease to exist separately.
Hold me as the tide pulls us under,
caress my soul with your adoring spirit,
until you see every particle of me—and I, you.
Flow out to become one with me
so we are neither Me nor You,
but Us, harmonious.
Touch my center, feel what creates my soul,
open your spirit, let me sense your being;
seduction on a spiritual plane.
Only then can you realize
at the core of our very beings
Sharon Gerlach was in training to be a ninja, but a dismaying lack of physical grace and balance—not to mention the inability to keep her big mouth shut—ended her ninja career before it had really begun. Now she writes. She doesn’t write about ninjas because that’s obviously a sore subject. But she writes about other really cool things and figures someone else will cover the ninjas. Life’s really not all about ninjas, anyway. Sharon lives on the dry side of the Pacific Northwest with her husband (who must really be fond of her as he hasn’t left her yet despite her ninja failings); two of her three kids (none of whom possess ninja qualities either); and a Border collie who suffers the presence of seven cats. Yes, you guessed it—ninja cats!
Thank you, Sharon, for taking time during your Writer Unleashed on the World Blog Tour to guest post for National Poetry Month.
You can check out her stop on Random Musings from April 17th here:
Sharon has just released her first novella, Malakh, which is available for 99 cents through April 30th.