The Ultimate Oxymoron
Is there really such a thing as completion? ” Cutting the Clouds, A Bayou Mystic’s Poems, Musings, and Imaginings,” is finally ready to publish after more than 9 years of effort. This project has had its share of starts and stops and many synchronistic movements that led me through door openings of miraculous possibility. But is it finished? Of course not! Now the marketing begins. Those of you who have followed my journey with this book know that it has been a labor of love and I thank you all for your encouragement. Now (as I am found of repeating) it takes a village to raise a Bessie, so I still need you all to help this healing book thrive. Soon I will be offering opportunities to host readings, workshops and retreats. Check out the Engage Me Page and I will keep you posted on available dates.
This face doesn’t disguise easily,
My thoughts, my feelings,
Who could guess that I feel shy sometimes?
Showing confidence could be play-acting
Have I loved enough?
Sometimes I mistake confidence for arrogance,
Or is it the other way around?
I’m not sure I know myself well enough yet to discern which is which.
Yet, when I speak to gatherings
From center stage
No longer doubtful,
Absent childish wounding,
I am whole again.
It’s how God made me.
It’s why I’m here.
So engage me and watch me shine.
© 2016 Bessie Adams Senette