Cousins, she and I
That ‘wild nights’ poet from the past
Or is it my past?
-My past life
At least
– One of them I mean
Was I her
-there, then?
Is she me
-here, now?
I’m not sure
– Anymore
I mean I think that I’m me
Pretty sure that I was
I can’t decide now
Which is it –
What are we?
– Both, now.. then..
Are we together?
– the same
Are we just cousins
– in time?
From her to me
There are Seven
Seven separations
-What should be gaps
Seven distinctions in the line
We are as connected,
In thought,
That I swear
-She is me
-I am her
From Then
That it’s ‘We’ that is here
-Now, both in my flesh
We are one
-and the same
Just cousins
-by Seven
Through me is her
-Just moved forward in time
That she saw through her eyes -back Then
What I can through mine
And this reason I have in asking
I do have one,
-The who what when where and why of my question, is
-Really important
You see,
It’s ..
If she saw what she did
Back then and now me..
And I’ve seen what I have
Now, plus all of her..
The question remaining
Once all the thoughts settle, is
What will that cousin behind me by Nine see?!

Published by Astara Solae

I created 13MOONS Magazine to resurrect the sacred feminine in Stories and Art. As a Seeress who'd worked directly with Oshun, Yemaya, Oya, and other earlier Goddesses, I noticed a stark difference in these energies and those of later iterations, such as Venus and Aphrodite. It is like parts of these beings were stripped away. Whether to fit the fashion of culture or men, I'll leave for you to decide, but this just didn't sit right with my spirit. And so I dreamed of a platform which would amplify the real voice of the feminine - Stories and Art created by actual women from our perspective, without apology. And here we are.I am called Astara, a name I received during meditation, meaning Little Sirius. I am here to draw down the energy of Ast, also known as Auset, Isis, and the latest: Mother Mary, truly just a hint of the Original anymore. I am here to Remember and to help Remind us of who we are as women, who we are beneath patriarchal whitewashing and power politics as religion. I am here to Remind us of the wisdom we hold within each of our cells which we have mistakenly (and blasphemously) called our meat suit. I am a Sensual Fluency Educator and Tranceworker, offering tools I've channeled from my own body to help you connect with yours. Reach out anytime if you'd like to hear more.

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