there is
such a thing
as consensual shamanism
shamanic practices

but here I am
I hold keys
run the long miles on both sides
open the doors
walk through them here and here

I dance off both ends of the cliff
line in hand
hounds at my side

I swim deep
come back with dark mirrors
pearls of wisdom

I go between

I have to keep teaching
keep speaking in the tongues of how to
you can
change your life
live life fully
breathe in authenticity

I wake up
or else they can’t read the messages waiting for them

let me hand you
consensual shamanism
shamanic practices
because I
never had a choice