Gabriella Alziari


Don’t you realize

that you

are the universe


You are charged

with a force

that makes lightning strike

and hunger rise inside you

like a plea


You are everything

that glows and glistens,

the vibrant constellations,

the spit between your teeth

is infused

with the breath

of the wild


So howl at the moon,

bleed out what’s within you,

for your soul

is the dust

of the earth,

of your mother,

of the rain that falls like mist

upon the mountains

and cleanses you

once more