when I take the time to sit with you

when I take the time
to sit with you
with her, with them
long enough
pour me déposé.e

& déposé.e enough
to observe the alignment
of my intents
& my impacts

or not

when I take the time
to sit with you
with her, with them
to listen to
ces paroles ancestrales

with the wish
of embodying them
at one point

sleeping on them
waking up the heart
all soften

I feel the soubresauts
of a few dancing steps
bridging up spaces

out of nowhere
their intimacy occupying
the public arena

I am light
& I am dark

whole

©Marie Cornellier 2020