Beat

The beat is left echoing through my body
This call to prayer, call to the sacred,
Call to the beat that is deep inside of me
The beat of the drum is dancing in a
Circle round first one than another
Always pulsing with the beat if life
Twirling us in motion round the center
Hearing it even when we have left
The circle still drawing us back
Into connection with the community
With life itself, as it begins as a
Whoosh deep within the womb
Life recognized in one another, tribes
Honored, language spoken, honor given
All from the beat of life within each