creation: internal worlds

she tells herself stories, dark
yet whimsical
personal tectonic plates protect
secret and sacred experience
beneath

kept stable through separation
fault lines collide, tear
reveal fleshy landscape
raw

she could not hide, obscure
damage to surrounding environment
skin buckled
straight spine bowed

an eight point on the Richter
fault – whose fault?
she tells herself stories
will tell herself,
i am safe

2007