I don’t believe children could or would distinguish between
what is naturally healthy or pathological
and what is spiritually wealthy or anemic
any more than they would distinguish between economic health
and political wealth of power,
strength and nurturing endurance.
And I believe adults are irrationally LeftBrain dominant misled,
to believe otherwise.
When I listen to my kids
before I begin to share my guilts and shames
and internal violence and fears and angers,
occasionally they remind me
we all started out as grace-filled immigrants
into Earth’s matriarchal sacred embrace.
it was easier to hear this reminder
when they were still newborn.