charred edges and ashy remains

Day 190

photo by Michelle Johnsen

photo by Michelle Johnsen

I used to think that revolution was something like fire,

a wild thing that

eats voraciously and burns out quickly,

birthing new beginnings from destruction,

the charred edges and ashy remains of life.

And maybe that is true, sometimes.

But just like fire is the end result

of the slow and steady catching and storing of sun’s energy,

a spark, a tinder, an ember

and finally a flame,

revolution too, moves slowly.

Behind closed doors,

in dreams and meeting halls,

in living rooms, and kitchens, in woods, and fields,

in hearts, and minds, and hands,

organizing, growing, gathering strength

and rising up

until

suddenly, poof!

The whole thing goes up in smoke.

And we watch the Phoenix,

that bird of burnt worlds,

rising.

Thank you for listening,

Love,

Natasha

photo by Michelle Johnsen

photo by Michelle Johnsen

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One response to “charred edges and ashy remains

  1. yes, thank you for this image.

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