Peace be with you

Black goddess of the sea
Striding gracefully against the rush of the current
Legs wrapped long with ligaments
Stomach a strong center
Tied tight with life
 
Precocious fish girl
Swimming with full body
Delighted by the last breath of daylight
Hair bouncing high
Salt dripping
Feet like fins
Stretching, curling, riding
Against Mother’s side
 
Elegant adolescent queen
Walking confidently on the beach
Head held erect
Eyes focused forward
Moving diligently
Toward womanhood's persuasive pull


An end and a beginning
No time to stop
Until she has arrived


Mother, Daughter, Sister
Tied tight with life

Women of Saint Lucia

Christina Miller