Per Aspera Ad Astra

Per Aspera Ad Astra

The dark and bright journey of this poet
has been an Odyssean adventure,
wrestling with the upward call of spirit
and downward pull of her soul,
while pursuing alphabetical alchemy
in both monstrous and divine worlds.
Where, upon the high seas of the soul,
a necessary home-leaving took place,
years before she encountered
the sparkling, living waters below,
lifting her up from the mud of creation
to the luminous stars above.

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