For Calling the Spirit Back

For Calling the Spirit back from Wandering the Earth with Human Feet

Call your spirit back

it may be caught in corners

and creases of shame, judgement and human abuse

You must call in a way your spirit will want to return

speak to it as you would a beloved child

Welcoming your spirit back from it’s wanderings

it may return in pieces, in tatters

Gather them together

they will be happy to be found after being lost for so long

Your spirit will need to sleep awhile

after it is bathed and given clean clothes

now you can have a party.

make it a give away

and remember to keep the speeches short

Then you must do this….

help the next person find their way through the dark

Poem by Joy Harjo, drawing by Denver artist Julia- Rymer

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