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Sovereignty, (c) Cat Charissage, 2015

Sovereignty

— Cat Charissage, February 2015

I am mine own.

No one owns me, though dear body

remembers too many generations of domestic servitude,

captivity.

But now, HERE I AM:

Full, beautiful, whole, kind.

Mine own.

Bounded, but bounded with blessing:

This far, no further.  Go in peace.

I will choose

where to place my attention,

how to spend my time,

whom I will be with.

And I do choose.

I choose to share the treasure of

pen and brush and needle.

I choose to create beauty,

to nurture liberty — for you are your own, too.

I choose

to surrender to the greater Love,

to take my part in the greater Mystery.

Here

I

am.

 

Dear Friends,

When I have posted my paintings and poems before, some of you have been so interested in seeing photos of my painting while in process, so I’m including them here.

Many blessings to you this last week of February of 2015.

Cat

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