I feel as of late more than one foot have snuck over to the shadow lands.
The heaviness has felt like a cloud slowly rolling in.
Deeper and deeper it has stolen me away.
But today I choose to learn from the shadow land but no longer linger.
I allow the shadow to transform into the small soft body of a Raven.
I see it’s tender breast and it’s silky feathers.
I thank it for what it has taught me.
For the questions it helped me ask.
For the answers my own voice uttered.
No longer do I need to hold onto your dark form.
Without guilt or shame I admit you had been a comfort at times,
an excuse for my self destructive choices,
and with honesty we will meet again one day on a distant shore.
However, my dear Raven it is time you flew away.
I release you.