Summer 2020 Poetry Summer The Goddess Venus (digital) by Russ Harris via PX “POWER” RACHEL DONOHUE-DUPLER It has become too easy to dismiss our intense power,pulsating,wondering,free.It has become too easy to pretend I’m not wet, not ready and open for life,for the light touch that tickles my senses and,for the overwhelming energy that fills me with fear.The kind of fear that makes me want to run towards, face meclutch,scream,Release. Mine is a source of power not found with the eyes.My Power will not defeat you.My Power will not find pleasure in your loss.My Power fills the room with a throbbing cadence of unity.Through My Power,You will feel yourself as you are.Through my Power,We are one. “CURVES” RACHEL DONOHUE-DUPLER I can trace the curves of my body with the full moon.I can feel the flow of my cycle as the ocean tiderise and relent, blood and water, ebb and flow. Is it any wonder? I move to the beat of the universal heart.I feel the breath of the world as it isWhole, deepSimple in it’s complexity.Me.