Sovereignty, (c) Cat Charissage, 2015
— Cat Charissage, February 2015
I am mine own.
No one owns me, though dear body
remembers too many generations of domestic servitude,
But now, HERE I AM:
Full, beautiful, whole, kind.
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.
to surrender to the greater Love,
to take my part in the greater Mystery.
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.