A Prayer of Becoming

Mystery, show me
who I am becoming,
where I belong.

I offer my flesh.
I have hated it, used it as a shield,
given it away cheaply.
Yet my body still hums
with yearning.

I offer my voice,
held back by a great dam.
An ocean presses out
from inside me.
I give its power
to you.

I offer my heart,
able still to be broken.
A wild girl is inside.
Will you love her
as no one else has?

Will you meet me
in homecoming?
In an open field,
in the dark, in the
crowded corners
of any life,
I am ready.