Swaying grass, green and yellow, waving in my face, standing
tall as me,
Surrounding me like a sea, enfolding me in flowing waves.
Take me away from the world of solid gray and black -
world of throbbing black and blue
world where I fear the pooling white and red.
A heady scent, rich and strong, earthy and clean, soaking my brain,
Filling me with natural purity, cleansing me in loamy fullness.
Wash me clean of the acrid stench of fear and heat -
sickening smell of smoke and sourness
taint of defilement that replaced my innocence.
The fleeting caress, the softest rhythm, grazing my body, dancing
on my skin,
Soothing from all directions, thin green limbs restoring sensation.
Massage my soul and free me from the paralysis of tension and
ache of hurt and stiffness
feelings of pain and pleasure.
Whisper in the breeze, rustle soothing words, speak to my hope,
color my thoughts,
Tell me all I need to hear, repeat my salvation like a mantra.
Remove all doubts and guilt from my world of crying and pleading
world of smacks and screams
world of haunted moaning.