By Laurie Corzett POETIC JUSTICE

When No Other Choice Exists But To Endure The Pain Of Transformation


Transformation is not about butterflies
flitting about, capturing our awe.
It is the heart of pain
you cannot feel for me.
Searing cauterization,
what would be condemned
as unethical treatment
of secret wounds
bound up in tattered consciousness.
Bit by bit, then all at once
losing the thread,
spacing out the conversation,
not quite catching the gist of
why I am here and now.
Did it ever make sense?
How could I believe my lies?

That papier-mache world
I gave my soul
sucked dry
in enduring service
was never true.

I would cry
but that would be too easy.
The pain would dribble down;
fascinated by the rainbow glisten
I would count my misfortunes,
watch them spin,
pennies falling into a rose-glass jar.
Filled with resolve,
I would go back into the fray,
fight another day and another
until by decimating degrees
I might fall defeated, dead and gone.
But death is only an act
of transformation.

The whole play depends upon
the spinning out of the tale.
First you love, then you lose,
then you do hard labor
stoking the fires of Hell,
breaking the rocks of Eternity,
cleaning the rotting sewers
of collective untreated waste.
Stench, pain, nausea
beyond bearability
wrenches, renders, discorporates

Not like changing
into a bright, enchanting costume.
Changing utterly
because no other choice

For more self-study, The Urban Howl recommends The Universe Has Your Back: Transform Fear to Faith.

Sip a little more:

F*ck This Shit: Rest, Let Go & Answer The Call To Allow Big Transformations To Happen

Lost In Transformation: From Girl To Goddess & Human To Rainbow Unicorn Warrior



Laurie Corzett

Laurie is seeking outlet for those crazy thoughtstream and always moving into new (or resurrected) projects, including Emerging Visions visionary art 'zine; Seers and Seekers Yahoo Group; The Healing Dance Network; theme-based chapbooks of her writings; an experimental metafiction, working title: Something Sacred; and others. You can look her up on Google+.

  1. Thank you Laurie. I deeply resonate with you expression this day. It could not describe more accurately where my journey has now emerged….there are no real other choices. And I knew that. Your kindred & knowing spirit sustain me this day…

    Carry Fire, Gregory

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