january 18, 2021

Elements of Being

The wind and water

Exist inside and outside of me

Everytime I open my mouth

I expel my being in exhale 

I let go and let in

I inhale the ocean spray and air

To become one with 

the elements that I am

It’s hard to say 

where the sand ends

And my skin begins

The shimmering beige bits

Are made of the same star material

Of my cells and smile

The fire of the sun 

Spurs an alchemical

Reaction in my heart

For now I embody

The elements of being

until my soul soars from

Planet to alternate planes

xoxo, Leola

a photo series with Erik Berry