What the Women Are

recognize the hum that created the earth,
the lulling, haunting, wise song that
is birthing an entire planet.
the congregating clouds that move
forcefully to clear out the old and
bring in the new. birth. again,  again.
recognize the curves like the mountains
like the tides, like the roots that
maintain a forest of a living ecology.
what the women are is in everything
you eat, you breathe, you grow, you build,
you love.