If It Aint Broke Don’t Fix It

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By Laura Seiler, Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Women at Work.
        When I walked late into Joyus Groove
                   something focused and crucial was underway
        in the primal pulse
                   a sea of creatures undulating
                             and swimming arms,
                    knitted brows and half-closed eyes,
                       focused on their pleasure,
                           focused on their truth.
        Sly grins and full-burst smiles
                    Breakin’ out
                As rhythm changes and
                          Stomp the floor –1 2 3 4.
Women at Work.
Good deep work.
       Sensual claiming.
       Their ways.
       Their own ways,
           Of moving
             Of feeling
                Of expressing
Of being.
You could call it dancing,
 but it is living the deeper rhythms of the pulse of life
       that makes us who we are everyday.
And something is so glad in me
                  to be set free
                    in this sea,
               to do my part
    in this
Women Working.
Women my mothers age
Women younger than me
A whole glorious spectrum
     This morning at the Y.
Occasionally a man swims this sea with us.
And that feels brave and important too.
But we women, we cannot stop
      This truth-finding
           Heals us
Gives us back patterns and pulse and ways of knowing
             We’d forgotten we had and we knew.
And now we have and we know
     In this musical union with ourselves all together
            We are made whole
                And we shine.
Women Working.  Beware.  Take Care.  Join in if you dare.
    And something luminous wild and essential
        Comes to live in us
                 as us,
            and again.
Women Working.
If it aint broke don’t fix it.

By Laura Seiler, Thursday, October 3rd, 2013.