The dance


What is it to be held in the womb of death?
Do you hear the beat of your mother's heart?
Held in the circle of love, mixed with water and blood.
Essential to the dance of life within.
So assumably weak, shallow breath
As the lifeblood flows out and mingles with the ground.
Then it is over, no drumbeat of your own heart.
They place you in the tomb of the earth.
Surprise! Life dances forth spinning
to the heart of life.
Dancing the circle of life giving womb of mother.

Copyright Annette Joseph