Continental Divide

rumble beneath
my belly’s sheath
as i balance rebellion
on the tip of my tongue
a rosy pearled
salted thrust
between mountains
and shadowed sun
cave condensation
my eternal meditation

these mummified truths
that lie bejeweled
where they shoot

internal guns
~

M.G. Iannucci 2020
Mutual enabling plays out as the victim-villain dynamic. It is an interchangeable interaction that keeps the balance of power unstable. My self-sabotage is no different than the passive-aggressive encroachment between borders. To my students who have returned to China and India, to the young authors I know in both countries, turn your pens within and heal that rift. It is the most effective form of nonviolent transformation. Choose authentic power over domination.

Photo by Kai Fine Art