A poem inspired by the Empress card

I’ve been going through some turbulent times and struggling to find my public voice, but in the meantime, here’s a poem I wrote a year or two ago that’s giving me some comfort.

experiencing pleasure and joy is an absolute need–
make space for it.
call on the medicine of plants,
inhale deep into your lungs and expand your belly,
find a space for pleasure
in your body
in all its struggles and traumas and complications,
if only for a moment.
this is how we spark revolution,
by taking up space.
and if you cannot access this practice,
it’s okay.
it’s here for you when the time is right.

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